Finché avrò voce. La mia lotta contro i signori della

Finché avrò voce. La mia lotta contro i signori della Maladai era ancora tra le braccia della mamma quando i russi hanno invaso l Afganistan E aveva solo quattro anni quando la sua famiglia si rifugiata in Pakistan Poi sono venuti la guerra civile negli anni Novanta, la presa del potere dei Talebani, la guerra del terrore degli americani Oggi che una giovane donna, Malalai Joya non ha conosciuto un solo giorno di pace in vita sua Forse per questo, perch nel suo paese ha vistoa alternarsi gli oppressori mentre restava identica la pi brutale violenza, ha deciso da subito che avrebbe lottato per la propria libert e per la libert negata delle donne afganeQuando, dopo il crollo del regime talebano, Malalai ha la pos sibilit di entrare a far parte dei delegati della Loya Jirga, il gran consiglio afgano che dovrebbe governare il nuovo corso, si ritrova in realt seduta a fianco degli aguzzini di sempre Lo sgomento non dura che un attimo Poi Malalai decide, consapevole che ci sono scelte che segnano una vita per sempreDecide di non piegarsi alla legge del silenzio Osa dare voce a chi non ha voce Si alza Chiede la parola E proprio lei, una donna, dice la verit che nessuno aveva mai detto In aula scoppia il putiferio Infedele , gridano le lunghe barbe Prostituta Solo l intervento di altre delegate evita il peggio Dal giorno del suo intervento, Malalai oggetto di continue minacce di morte e di continui tentativi di attentati Ormai vive una vita blindata, cambia casa ogni giorno, costretta a girare con il burqua, proprio lei che lo combatte da sempre E il giorno del suo matrimonio ha dovuto controllare in ogni mazzo di fiori che non ci fossero bombe Per la sua battaglia non si ferma, niente pu pi tacere la sua voce, che rivela le verit pi scomode e taciute, i silenzi sulle connivenze internazionali, la natura fondamentalista del regime Karzai, in cui si intensifica la presenza di trafficanti di armi, di droga, di violatori dei diritti umani La storia e quella tormentata del suo paese si intrecciano

10 thoughts on “Finché avrò voce. La mia lotta contro i signori della guerra e l'oppressione delle donne afgane

  1. RB RB says:

    This is a very touching memoir of a very courageous young woman Forget about everything you thought you knew about Afghanistan.No nation can donate liberation to another nation These values must be fought for and won by the people themselves All of our human rights have been won through struggle, and all of them can be lost through neglect.Never before has a memoir moved me as much as Malalai Joya s

  2. Canadian Canadian says:

    Review from 2009This is a useful and interesting book that made me consider the kinds of governments that western powers sometimes prop up Having said that, if you are unfamiliar as I am with the history of Afghanistan and the ever changing situation there since 911, this is a challenging text to read I couldn t keep track of the multiple warlords who play ed key roles in the corrupt government, and I certainly neededbackground information about the figures in th

  3. Susan O Susan O says:

    First off let me say, there have been 2 versions of this book released I just bought it for my Kindle last week, so I have the latest edition I did not find the writing as objectionable as some reviewers have I m sure as in most books there are areas where it could be improved, but it was not a distraction to me at all.There are many extraordinary men and women in this world and this book is the story of one of them Although Malalai Joya is a young woman, she has an

  4. Louise Louise says:

    Malalai Joya has outsized courage She has experienced trauma and seen brutality and grinding poverty on a scale we who live under stable governments cannot imagine Just knowing that carrying a book inside your burka can cost you your life is an outrageous thought She braved this andto share her education Later she used her courage on the local and world stages.It is painful to know that the perpetrators of the destruction of Kabul, those who murdered innocents and those

  5. Beka Beka says:

    This should be mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand Afghanistan Malalai Joya was the youngest member of Afghanistan s first post Taliban Parliament, and her story is as shocking as it is inspiring It s not a gentle book Joya doesn t pull any punches, no matter what aspect of her country s dire situation she s addressing This can be hard for an American reader, but when you think about the fact that the woman criticizing the NATO operation so mercilessly on pa

  6. Jane Jane says:

    I recently heard Joya interviewed on the radio and that is what prompted me to read this book Figured it was about time that I learned a little bitabout Afghanistan from something other than filtered western news Really, this is an incredible and inspiring story of one woman s courage and determination to stand up to the criminal and thuggish nature of those in power in Afghanistan I am awed She does not paint a pretty picture either of politics in her own country or of the pres

  7. Janet Janet says:

    This is a book that definitely deserves to be read as it contains very important information about the reality of life inside Afghanistan written by a very dedicated and brave woman She rightly points out that we in the west following mainstream media really have no concept of the reality of what is occurring every day in Afghanistan It s a wake up call and forced me to start considering what NATO forces are really trying to acheive there The reason I only gave it two stars is not f

  8. Andy Miller Andy Miller says:

    This challenged my beliefs and made me think A lot Malalai Joya is a young Afghan who showed her courage by teaching young girls when the Taliban made it illegal Her bravery has continued, many of her friends and allies have been assasanaited or imprisoned yet Malali has continued to speak out.What is challenging is her argument is that the US and UN have put warlords in control of Afghanistan and those warlords are not much better than the Taliban She cites many examples who either coo

  9. Ruth Jalfon Ruth Jalfon says:

    an important book in that it highlights the reality in Afghanistan that is not told in the mainstream media She gives some of the history too which is new to me and helped me understand the current situation There is no doubt she is extraordinarily brave to stand up for the rights of women and justice in a country where opening her mouth is immediate suicide, and incredibly tenacious and passionate in her goals to get as far as being an MP the fact she is still alive shows she has a lot of

  10. Jukka Jukka says:

    A Woman Among Warlords Malalai JoyaSEE Malalai ON DEMOCRACY NOW March 28, 2011 book is very good, and it represents a grass roots voice of both people of Afghanistan and of free thinking Islamic women.There are three main parts or aspects to this book A memoir of a child growing up in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, and being a refugee from that regime, and then the time after returning to Afghanistan when the Taliban come to power, secre A Woman Among Warlords Malalai JoyaSEE Malalai

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