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Às Minhas Filhas, com Amor… é uma herança feita de palavras e actos de coragem que é um retrato de uma mulher a todos os níveis admirável.Excerto«Minhas queridas filhas,Hoje vou tratar de assuntos políticos em Faizabad e Darwaz.Espero regressar a casa em breve, mas tenho de vos avisar de que isso pode não acontecer. Ameaçaram matar-me nesta viagem.Quero que saibam que tudoÀs Minhas Filhas, com Amor… é uma herança feita de palavras e actos de coragem que é um retrato de uma mulher a todos os níveis admirável.Excerto«Minhas queridas filhas,Hoje vou tratar de assuntos políticos em Faizabad e Darwaz.Espero regressar a casa em breve, mas tenho de vos avisar de que isso pode não acontecer. Ameaçaram matar-me nesta viagem.Quero que saibam que tudo o que faço é para que vocês sejam livres de viver as vossas vidas e de sonhar os vossos sonhos. Se me matarem e não voltar a ver-vos, quero que se lembrem disto.Sejam corajosas. Não tenham medo de nada na vida…Um beijo para as duas.Amo-vos.A vossa mãe»...

Title : Às minhas filhas, com amor...
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ISBN : 9789892312835
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Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Às minhas filhas, com amor... Reviews

  • Angela Williams
    2019-04-13 13:35

    This review and more can be found on my blogI finished reading this book (Letters to my Daughters: A Memoir) by Fawzia Koofi about a week ago and it absolutely blew me away. I think I can honestly say that it changed my life. It’s such a heart wrenching story about a woman who grew up in Afghanistan. She has seen and been through so much in her life that it put my life in perspective. She was born in 1975, so she’s only 8 years older than me, but I can’t even imagine living her life. I don’t want to give a lot away in case you guys decide to read this book (and you should!), but she lived through a war and the reign of the Taliban and was literally in death’s way every day of her life for several years.I think the thing that threw me was that when the Taliban was ruling in the early 2000s, there were so many rules that and laws that I couldn’t believe that I was reading about something that had just happened 10 years ago. It seemed like I was reading about something that should have happened FOREVER ago. For example, under Taliban rule, a woman was not able to leave her house without a male relative present. It’s just…. shocking that there are still countries in the world that live like this.Lastly, Fawzia Koofi is the strongest woman I have ever heard of. She has an unimaginable well of strength. She has gone through so much that I know that if I were in the same situations, there’s no way I would’ve been able to pull through. She is a huge inspiration to women all over the world.Read this book now!!

  • Arlene
    2019-03-24 17:43

    This is a marvelous book which will hopefully be published in the US soon. It is a powerful account of the life of a woman born in 1975 in Afghanistan combined with an easy-to-digest political history of Afghanistan. Koofi, a present member of the Afghan parliament, is considering running for president of Afghanistan and her hope is that her "children's children will grow up free in a proud, successful, Islamic republic that has taken its rightful place in the developed world." This book is a wonderful step in that direction as Koofi shares her remarkable life story showing her passion to better the world around her.

  • Alexa
    2019-04-07 19:35

    A flawed but interesting story. She has a fascinating tale to tell, I just wish she was more skilled at telling it. This memoir manages to simultaneously suffer from being overly pedantically factual and from being factually-challenged/inadequately edited.I can understand why a memoir might suffer from (and perhaps even be enhanced by) the fog of memory, and if she would just admit as much it would be fine with me. But no, she chooses to adopt a dry retelling, while contradicting herself right and left. Just two examples of the many ways her facts trip over themselves. She claims to have been born in 1975, to have a favorite brother 3 years older than herself, and then describes that brother (in a very important, heart-breaking section) as being 23 in 1992. The text leaves me no way to determine which of these facts is in error. Elsewhere she describes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in a chapter titled "1996" without ever acknowledging that this event took place 5 years later. I know, I'm nit-picking, but this sort of factual sloppiness drives me crazy. She also recounts from memory with dry precision events that happen when she is only 2 and 3 years old, without admitting that these must have been re-tellings she had heard from others. Then on the other hand she gives us every harrowing detail of a journey looking for refuge, then another journey, and another, and another, without ever really telling us why they kept going back! She tells us of the harrowing deaths of loved ones, without ever giving us the chance to get to know the loved ones, they just show up at their deaths.Her account also suffers from a lecturing/preaching tone it falls victim to because it is purportedly being written to her two young daughters. And then the cynic in me, after repeatedly being told her mother's childhood joke that she would grow up to be president, realized that this was most likely just another example of an ambitious politician's obligatory self-revealing pre-political-campaign congratulatory memoir. Sure enough, she is currently running for president.Still, I somewhat hate myself for being so negative. This had such rich possibilities for insight; occasionally she finds them.

  • Arwen
    2019-04-12 17:39

    I was so riveted with Koofi's book that I simultaneously wanted to devour the whole book at once and slam it down on the table in front of me. There were many points in her memoir where she recounted very infuriating moments in her life (thus, wanting to throw the book down), but I wanted so desperately to learn of how she succeeded in becoming a member of parliament that I couldn't stop reading.It's a beautiful book, and she is a very wise woman. Koofi has lived through so much and promoted so much positive change, I'm flabbergast. (view spoiler)[From growing up in a family where her father refused to speak to his daughters, to marrying a man who would take care of Fawzia's daughters at home while she worked... just consider that amount of societal change in a single generation. (hide spoiler)] Astounding. I also found myself submersed in the book because I grew up in a strictly westernised culture, surrounded by western ideals and media. Koofi proudly and compassionately expresses aspects of Afghan culture that I was completely ignorant of because of the western-world's view. I appreciate Islamic philosophies and ideals in a different way now (I did before, but admittedly I had a very rudimentary understanding of who the Taliban was prior to reading the book). Now that I've completed the book, I'm aching to read many other memoirs, biographies, and factual books about the east. I also want to read the Koran. I'm inspired, invigorated, and hoping with all my heart that Koofi continues to live and love in Afghanistan; it's important not just for their nation, but for the world.

  • Gail Amendt
    2019-03-27 11:23

    I have read other books about Afghanistan, but never cease to be amazed by what the resilient people of this country have been through. In this book dedicated to her beloved daughters, Fawzia Koofi, one of Afghanistan's first female members of parliament, and first female deputy speaker, details her dramatic and difficult life. She describes life as an unwanted girl in a large polygamist family, and the turbulence she lived through as her country went through the Soviet occupation, civil war, and the brutal rule of the Taliban. She tells her story with honesty, humanity, and great insight, and never shies away from the disturbing and shocking details. Particularly shocking is her description of the rule of the Taliban, and the terrible injustices they committed in the name of their extreme Islamic fundamentalism, destroying Afghan culture and dragging the country back to the dark ages. She obviously loves her country, and her Muslim faith, and has great hope for the future of Afghanistan and her daughters.

  • محبوبه نصیبی
    2019-04-10 17:34

    I am very sorry to see that a woman who belong to a band of brutal warlords in Afghanistan, can fool Americans by "writing" a book. Mrs. Kofi is a doll in the hands of a fundamentalist band of warlords called "Jamiaat-e-Islami Afghanistan" (Islamic Society of Afghanistan) led by a dreaded man called Burhanuddin Rabbani who is accused of many war crimes and brutalities during civil war.She only exposes the Taliban, but supports the US occupation and the warlords.I have doubt if she has really written the book, because Mrs. Kofi does not have the required skills for writing a book, it is written by someone else and promoted under her name to use this book for propaganda purposes. The US govt. uses such women for its own agenda to show that there is a change in Afghanistan and that women are free after their invasion, which is a big lie.ONLY Malalai Joya is a real true representative of Afghan women, we are proud of her.

  • Donna
    2019-03-31 19:22

    This inspiring story gives a personal, first-hand perspective of the troubling years of Afghanistan's war with Russia, subsequent civil war, and then the Taliban years. Fawzia Koofi, now one of the most popular female politicians, expects daily that this day may be her last as she advocates for women, education, and freedom from poverty in a land where violence towards women has been commonplace. While some reviewers complained of lack of editing, I think the prose is more real and raw. It was like sitting in Ms. Koofi's home and hearing the story first hand over a pot of tea. Bravo to her courage and determination. I know I'll be watching the internet for news of her with whispered prayers for her safety and for peace and security and the advancement of women's rights in Afghanistan.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-28 13:28

    My paradigm was shifted a few remarkable inches by Koofi's story. And she appears in other stories about womens' lives in Afghanistan as well (sorry can't remember which ones at the moment). Koofi's perspective is probably unique in this world. Koofi was raised in a traditional tribal household where women are considered to have little value but her life path is anything but traditional and as a result, she can reflect on the traditional world that forms her roots while embracing a very nontraditional and courageous present. As a member of Afghanistan's parliament, Koofi's perspective on politics, the Taliban and traditional ways is nuanced and insightful. Will change your mind and leave it there.

  • Lyn
    2019-03-23 14:40

    I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I favour non fiction stories, especially those that deal with the human condition. I was fascinated as Fawzia took me on my own private tour of her life as an Afghan woman. She shares how life changed so drastically under the Taliban rule - especially for women, and how she felt her country being dragged back to the dark ages. Regardless of how you feel about her politics or perspectives, you can't help but admire her ability to dream and then courage to pursue a better life for her daughters, and her countrymen.

  • Pau Vega de m
    2019-04-07 14:25

    This is really an eye-opening story... For me it was extremely educating, I have to say that I personally had no clue about life or the people of Afganistan and had the completely a wrong idea. I am a mexican and was surprised at how much Afganistan and Mexico are alike... In their corrupt government, poverty, security issues... And how my feelings towards my country are so much like those of Fawzia Koofi even though we live so differently and have different religious views. I definitely recommend this book to everyone, it really is mind opening and culturally educating.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-18 13:17

    I was given this book. Before reading it, I didn't know much about (or have much interest in) Afghanistan. But I was still completely absorbed by Koofi's inspiring story. She went through so much hardship - even if sometimes I wanted to yell at her (view spoiler)[(WHY wouldn't you go to Pakistan during the Taliban regime, where it was safe and your husband wouldn't have been thrown in prison for 3 months and gotten tuberculosis?)(hide spoiler)] - to be come incredibly, trail-blazingly successful.

  • Christine Thomson-hunter
    2019-04-12 17:27

    An amazing and inspiring story of a strong and courageous woman. My hope is that Fawzia Koofi does as she has stated she will - run against Karzai in Afghanistan's next presidential election. My greater hope, that she does not lose her life at the hands of assassins because she speaks openly for the rights of women.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-06 13:23

    What an enjoyable read! Heartfelt, touching and informative. Fawzia is truly the epitome of a 'strong woman'. Totally recommend this book to anyone who would like some insight into a woman growing up and living in Afghanistan before and after the Taliban came to power.

  • Debbie
    2019-04-01 18:26

    Such an amazing woman! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her life and her struggles in Afghanistan. So inspiring that after all the obstructions to women's equality and safety that she has endured and witnessed that she has such a strong love for her country.

  • Rena
    2019-03-29 14:22

    Excellent read!! What a woman, what a life!! Strongly recommend!! I saw her on the the John Stewart show...and I was so surprised to see John Stewart did not make fun of her, but I saw his respect for her...that left me wanting to know more about Fawzia Koofi.

  • Caitlin
    2019-04-07 13:30

    A great and easy read. Gives a good insight in the damage the Taliban has done in Afghanistan and that this is not the kind of islam most afghans follow, and what this woman, women in general can do to help Afghanistan.

  • Camila
    2019-04-12 14:29

    This is a truly honest and delicate account of a very intense and complex story. I learned so much about the Islam and about Afghanistan through this book - but also about being a mother, loving your country, enjoying your family and never giving up.

  • Patricia
    2019-04-10 15:41

    This is a beautifully written story from a mother to her daughters, it was an eyeopener from someone who lives in the western world and is not from a war torn country. Very warm and heartfelt and I learned an awful lot of the mindset of Afgani women

  • HelenJ
    2019-04-17 17:34

    Accessible and edifying. An important read.

  • Niaaz
    2019-04-10 14:16

    A great read, very inspirational and gives a whole different perspective on what's been going on in Afghanistan.

  • Estelle
    2019-03-31 16:42

    such an inspiring book. People really need to appreciate what they have.

  • Krista Letts
    2019-03-22 12:37

    Informative and challenging view of Afghanistan and its people ( especially women)

  • Deborah
    2019-04-01 19:27

    A remarkable read. Not just an enjoyable journey but an education on life in Afghanistan.

  • Sofia Marques
    2019-04-09 14:34

    Eu li este livro traduzido em português. Nunca eu tinha aprendido tanto a ler um livro como aprendi com este! Uma história de coragem que merece que todos o leiam!

  • Denise
    2019-03-25 12:21

    An inspiring read.

  • Sharon Orlopp
    2019-03-21 18:43

    Wow!! Powerful! Incredible life journey and her willingness and commitment to try to improve the lives of Afghanistan women and men.