Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse: The True Story of a Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to AfghanistanPaperback
- Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 22mm | 281g
- Publication date: 4 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1844086631
- ISBN 13: 9781844086634
- Sales rank: 134,401
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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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.