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Samira and Samir

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By: Siba Shakib

Language: English

Quality: Like New

Genre: Autobiography, Biography, History

ISBN: 9780099466444

SKU: BE500027814260

Pages: 280

Description: "When the young Afghanistanian girl Samira is born, her father, a commander fighting in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, decides to raise her as a boy called Samir. The fact that Samir is really a girl is soon forgotton as Samir learns to fight, ride and shoot as well as any boy and when her father is killed she becomes the head of the family. As an adult she falls in love with the male friend of her youth and is forced to reveal her true identity. In order to marry Bashir she must relinquish the freedom she is afforded as a man. Samira follows her heart but hates wearing the veil. Eventually the torment becomes too great and she decides that there must be a third way to live, as a confident woman not confined by the rules of her culture. This is her story.