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'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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
'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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Pan Macmillan
  • Seitenzahl: 326
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25. Februar 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 151mm x 30mm
  • Gewicht: 468g
  • ISBN-13: 9781509800780
  • ISBN-10: 1509800786
  • Artikelnr.: 44114499
Autorenporträt
Maria Toorpakai
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter - 1: Prologue
Chapter - 2: Between the Mountains
Chapter - 3: The Mullah
Chapter - 4: An Unlikely Bride
Chapter - 5: Genghis Khan
Chapter - 6: Bhutto's Muse
Chapter - 7: The Wall
Chapter - 8: the City of Guns
Chapter - 9: Deities, Temples and Angels
Chapter - 10: Out of the Tribal Lands
Chapter - 11: The Capital of Empires
Chapter - 12: I Am Maria
Chapter - 13: Playing Like a Girl
Chapter - 14: Smoking Scorpions
Chapter - 15: Rupees for My Mother
Chapter - 16: The Giver of Treasure
Chapter - 17: Number One
Chapter - 18: In the Crosshairs
Chapter - 19: Purdah
Chapter - 20: Breakbone Fever
Chapter - 21: Liberty Bell
Chapter - 22: Epilogue: One Thousand Marias
Acknowledgements - 23: Acknowledgments
Chapter - 24: About the Authors
Chapter - 25: A Letter about MariaToorpakai.org