A Different Kind of Daughter - Toorpakai, Maria; Holstein, Katharine
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A powerful memoir about a young Pakistani girl who, until the age of twelve, was disguised as a boy so she could compete in sports.

Produktbeschreibung
A powerful memoir about a young Pakistani girl who, until the age of twelve, was disguised as a boy so she could compete in sports.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Pan Macmillan
  • Main Market Ed
  • Seitenzahl: 336
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. Februar 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 128mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 260g
  • ISBN-13: 9781509800810
  • ISBN-10: 1509800816
  • Artikelnr.: 46985930
Autorenporträt
Born in 1990 to a Pashtun family in South Waziristan, a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Maria is currently ranked fifty-fourth in the world and is Pakistan Number One at squash. The only way Maria could play sport as a girl was to disguise herself as a boy. When her gender was eventually revealed in order for her to train professionally in squash, Maria and her family received death and kidnap threats, as her actions were perceived as 'un-Islamic'. The Pakistani national squash federation provided security for her home and training venue, but Maria decided it was a safer option to seek an opportunity to train internationally. Maria lives and trains in Toronto, Canada, under former professional squash player Jonathon Power.
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