The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

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AFGHANISTAN: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by the Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters must stay inside. Four days later, the food runs out. They face starvation. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear she goes out - and witnesses the horror of landmines, and the brutality of the Taliban. She suffers beatings and the desperation of trying to survive. But even in despair lies hopeshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 117.94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192752847
  • 9780192752840
  • 62,106

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We've heard and read millions of words about living under the Taliban, yet it remains a distant horror. But [The Breadwinner] brings everything to poignant life. The Independent very remarkable and highly topical. The horrors of life under the Taliban are balanced by loyalty, courage and hope. Read it. Independent on Sundayshow more

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14,157 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 32% (4,575)
4 38% (5,390)
3 22% (3,145)
2 5% (764)
1 2% (283)
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