Event Title

A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out

Speaker

Malalai Joya

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Description

Malalai Joya, who was the youngest member of the Afghan Parliament elected in the 2005 elections, was subsequently suspended from parliament for labeling it full of warlords. On a U.S. tour with her memoir,"A Woman Among Warlords" (Scribner), her book provides a true picture of young Afghans going through the occupation, the troubles of refugee camps and the feelings of these people towards those warlords who are once again ruling and not giving chance to the new generation to come forward and control their destiny. Reviews: ‘The youngest and most famous of all the women in the Afghan parliament...a powerful symbol of change’ – Guardian. . ‘A fascinating account of Afghanistan’s political reality…Malalai Joya has been compared to Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi’ - Irish Times. ‘A courageous female MP’ - The Times.‘ [Has] spoken her mind as few Afghan women dare to do’ - New York Times.

About the Lecturer: Malalai Joya, Afghan Woman Activist and Suspended Parliamentarian

Document Type

Event

Start Date

12-11-2009 12:00 PM

End Date

12-11-2009 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

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This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

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video/mp4

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A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Malalai Joya, who was the youngest member of the Afghan Parliament elected in the 2005 elections, was subsequently suspended from parliament for labeling it full of warlords. On a U.S. tour with her memoir,"A Woman Among Warlords" (Scribner), her book provides a true picture of young Afghans going through the occupation, the troubles of refugee camps and the feelings of these people towards those warlords who are once again ruling and not giving chance to the new generation to come forward and control their destiny. Reviews: ‘The youngest and most famous of all the women in the Afghan parliament...a powerful symbol of change’ – Guardian. . ‘A fascinating account of Afghanistan’s political reality…Malalai Joya has been compared to Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi’ - Irish Times. ‘A courageous female MP’ - The Times.‘ [Has] spoken her mind as few Afghan women dare to do’ - New York Times.

About the Lecturer: Malalai Joya, Afghan Woman Activist and Suspended Parliamentarian