The Resource A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai ; with Katharine Holstein

A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai ; with Katharine Holstein

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A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight
Title
A different kind of daughter
Title remainder
the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight
Statement of responsibility
Maria Toorpakai ; with Katharine Holstein
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfilment and genuine personhood' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Maria Toorpakai Wazir has lived her life disguised as a boy, defying the Taliban, in order to pursue her love of sport. Coming second in a national junior weightlifting event for boys, Maria decided to put her future in her own hands by going in disguise. When she discovered squash and was easily beating all the boys, life became more dangerous. Heart-stopping and profoundly moving, Maria shares the story of her long road and eventual triumph, pursuing the sport she loved, defying death threats and following her dream
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
  • 796.343092
  • 954.91053092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai ; with Katharine Holstein
Label
A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai ; with Katharine Holstein
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfilment and genuine personhood' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Maria Toorpakai Wazir has lived her life disguised as a boy, defying the Taliban, in order to pursue her love of sport. Coming second in a national junior weightlifting event for boys, Maria decided to put her future in her own hands by going in disguise. When she discovered squash and was easily beating all the boys, life became more dangerous. Heart-stopping and profoundly moving, Maria shares the story of her long road and eventual triumph, pursuing the sport she loved, defying death threats and following her dream
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16249549
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24 cm
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Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509800780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map, colour portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941031806
  • (OCoLC)ocn941031806

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