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Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Sally L. Kitch


This book explores the crisis in contemporary Afghan women's lives by focusing on two remarkable Afghan professional women working on behalf of their Afghan sisters. The book's compelling narrative follows the stories of Judge Marzia Basel and Jamila Afghani from 2005 through 2013, providing an oft-ignored perspective on the personal and professional lives of Afghanistan's women. Contending with the complex dynamics of a society both undergoing and resisting change, Basel and Afghani speak candidly—and critically—of matters like international intervention and patriarchal Afghan culture, captur ... More

Keywords: Afghan women, Afghan professionals, professional women, international intervention, Afghan culture, patriarchal culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038709
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sally L. Kitch, author