Dancing in the mosque : : an Afghan mother's letter to her son

Title Dancing in the mosque : : an Afghan mother's letter to her son
Names Qādirī, Ḥumayrā.
Stanizai, Zaman. Translator
Length 6 hours, 26 minutes
Book Number DB111837
Title Status Active
Narrator Delawari, Ariana.
Language English
Annotation "In the days before Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son, Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul would often be barricaded because of the frequent suicide explosions. With the city and the military on edge, it was not uncommon for an armed soldier to point his gun at the pregnant woman's bulging stomach, terrified that she was hiding a bomb. Frightened and in pain, she was once forced to make her way on foot. Propelled by the love she held for her soon-to-be-born child, Homeira walked through blood and wreckage to reach the hospital doors. But the joy of her beautiful son's birth was soon overshadowed by other dangers that would threaten her life. No ordinary Afghan woman, Homeira refused to cower under the strictures of a misogynistic social order. Defying the law, she risked her freedom to teach children reading and writing and fought for women's rights in her theocratic and patriarchal society. Devastating in its power, Dancing in the Mosque is a mother's searing letter to a son she was forced to leave behind. In telling her story-and that of Afghan women-Homeira challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival. Her story asks you to consider the lengths you would go to protect yourself, your family, and your dignity." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Female narrator. NLS/BPH
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Nonfiction
Biography - BIO
Talking books
Family Issues - NonFiction - FAMN
Literature - Russian, Slavic & Celtic - 891
Literature - Other languages - 890
LC Subject Autobiographies
Mothers and sons
Women - Afghanistan - Biography
Afghanistan - History - 1989-2001
Afghanistan - Social conditions
Nonfiction
Biographies
Call Number 891.5533
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023.
Original Publication Reissue of: [New York, NY] : HarperAudio, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]. 9780063007840
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