Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse

Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse : The True Story of a Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to Afghanistan

By (author) Suraya Sadeed , Contributions by Damien Lewis


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Suraya Sadeed grew up in a peaceful Afghanistan. Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, she left America with her family, building a new life. But after a sudden tragedy, Suraya returned to Afghanistan for a visit that changed everything. Shocked by the suffering and destruction wreaked on her homeland, Suraya was determined to help. Smuggling herself across borders in various disguises, braving warlords and drug-runners, she set up an underground girls' schools in Kabul in order to bring hope and aid to thousands of Afghans. Since then, Suraya has worked tirelessly, trying to raise funds.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • 04 Oct 2012
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1844086631
  • 9781844086634
  • 155,156

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Suraya Sadeed is the Founder and Executive Director of Help the Afghan Children. She is a leading authority on the education and welfare of women and children in Afghanistan, and a pioneer in bringing innovative educational programmes to Afghanistan.

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