The Lovers

Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD23781
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504695091
Narrator/s: Peter Ganim
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By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia's large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family's honor. They are still in hiding. The Lovers will do for women's rights generally what Malala's story did for women's education. It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates the limits of Western influence and the need for change.

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Author(s): Rod Nordland
Narrator(s): Peter Ganim
Product Number Z100099170
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062444684
Author(s): Rod Nordland
Product Number EB00583778
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062378842