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Fawzia Koofi on Leading Afghanistan into the Future

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fawzia Koofi, the nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan discusses rising from abuse and hardship to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Her new book, The Favored Daughter: One Woman’s Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future, describes the Russian and Taliban regimes in Afghanistan, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and attempts on her life. She also describes the future and freedoms she wants for all the women of Afghanistan.

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Fawzia Koofi

Comments [6]

ellen from nyc

I think we should deport all our radical right wing gop candidates to afghanistan, where they can join the taliban and rule over people who have no tradition of citizenship in a modern,scientific, rational democracy. It's far away, but not psychologically.

Feb. 20 2012 05:45 PM
Marjorie from Montclair

The broadcast teasers for this segment were overly sensationalist and stereotyped in their implications, as though Fawzia Koofi was deliberately abandoned on a mountain top to die and then rescued. The truth is more complex and nuanced. It is certainly no less a dramatic story, but one that warrants being represented accurately. The hype in the teasers was more characteristic of FOX and not what I would expect from WNYC.

Feb. 20 2012 02:09 PM

The USA™ is the #1 RICHEST country in the world. Afghanistan is the 10th POOREST.

Something is definately NOT right here.

Afghanistan 194th in infant mortality.
USA™ 34th.

Feb. 20 2012 02:06 PM
john from office

Soo, we want to deal with these backward people??

Feb. 20 2012 01:55 PM

Afghanistan is 194th on the list of infant mortality.

The USA™ is 34th.

Feb. 20 2012 01:54 PM

...they tell you who can use contraceptives and who can not...

Feb. 20 2012 01:48 PM

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