A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

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Author: Maria Toorpakai
Publisher: PAN Macmillan India
No. of pages: 320
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781509800810
Published on: 2017
Book Format: Paperback

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A powerful memoir about a young Pakistani girl who, until the age of twelve, was disguised as a boy so she could compete in sports.

'Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfilment and genuine personhood' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite RunnerMaria Toorpakai Wazir has lived her life disguised as a boy, defying the Taliban, in order to pursue her love of sport. Coming second in a national junior weightlifting event for boys, Maria decided to put her future in her own hands by going in disguise. When she discovered squash and was easily beating all the boys, life became more dangerous.Heart-stopping and profoundly moving, Maria shares the story of her long road and eventual triumph, pursuing the sport she loved, defying death threats and following her dream.

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