By Saira Shah
These are however the beginning issues of Saira Shah’s memoir, via turns unavoidably unique and inevitably heartbreaking, during which she explores her family’s historical past out and in of Afghanistan. As an finished journalist and documentarian–her movie Beneath the Veil unflinchingly depicted for CNN audience the humiliations pressured on ladies below Taliban rule–Shah again to her family’s place of birth cloaked within the burqa to witness the smelly and stunning realities of Afghan existence. because the daughter of the Sufi fabulist Idries Shah, primed through a life of hearing her father’s tales, she eagerly sought out, from the mouths of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, the wealthy and dwelling myths that also maintain this battered tradition of warriors. and he or she came upon that during Afghanistan all of the storytellers were men–until now.
From the exchange Paperback edition.