From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman.
She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life.
A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp,but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow A view all