Latifa Unveiled is an engaging memoir that reveals the power of human spirit, one that bridges the gap between East and West, education and ignorance, and the past and future. Readers are taken behind the heavy doors of secrecy and see what life was like for a Pashtun girl growing up in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, who fought for her freedom. In the middle between two cultures and two radically different expectations of womanhood stands Latifa, a feminist before she even knew what that description meant. Her ...
Latifa Unveiled is an engaging memoir that reveals the power of human spirit, one that bridges the gap between East and West, education and ignorance, and the past and future. Readers are taken behind the heavy doors of secrecy and see what life was like for a Pashtun girl growing up in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, who fought for her freedom. In the middle between two cultures and two radically different expectations of womanhood stands Latifa, a feminist before she even knew what that description meant. Her story is one that must be read.PRAISE FOR LATIFA UNVEILED: "Out of all the challenges she has faced, Latifa has found a way to a fulfilled life. She now dedicates her time to building bridges between Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Protestants through her association with the Unitarian Universalist Church and to promoting human rights through her work at the United Nations."-Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement "Latifa Woodhouse is an extraordinary mentor to young women both because of her passionate interest in their lives and dreams, as well as her ability to encourage them through her own life story. This inspirational story is the basis of Latifa Unveiled, the story of a young girl who eagerly seeks education first in her own country, then in the United States as she starts a family and flees from war-torn Afghanistan.-Dr. Terry Neese, Founder, and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women"Latifa Woodhouse is a rescuer, a teacher, and a storyteller of the power of devoting your life to helping refugees find a secure home. This book is a beautiful narrative about the courage of the human spirit to overcome oppression and to find a home in a new world."-Artemis Joukowsky, Director Defying the Nazis"Latifa Woodhouse tells the story of her journey across borders, cultures, and faiths with courage and directness. Her voice is strong and committed to the rights of women and refugees. She is a person of deep empathy, dedicated to spiritual insights and communal connections. Latifa loves to bring people together and sharing her story is part of that mission.-Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, Unitarian Universalist Minister at Shelter Rock, Manhasset New York. "Latifa's memoir is an act of bravery and a tender truth. Her internal compass points toward humanity, making her journey an inspiration to follow."-Dr. Nadia Hashimi, Novelist "I met Latifa Woodhouse in Lesbos, Greece where she, her husband Colin, and youngest daughter Alexandra were helping the most vulnerable people on some of the worst days of their lives. I saw first hand their selfless efforts in assisting refugees in any way they could - whether it be by giving them warm clothes, making sure they received medical treatment, shoveling mud to clean up their surroundings or by sharing a simple laugh and warm hug. They were there to share humanity with a group of people who had just experienced some of the most inhumane days, months or even years of their lives. I wanted to know more about Latifa's life and I got that from this book. This is the compelling story of what made a little girl from Kandahar, Afghanistan into the woman Latifa is today."-Atia Abawi, Author of 'A Land of Permanent Goodbyes' and Journalis
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