A Different Kind of Daughter
  • A Different Kind of Daughter
  • A Different Kind of Daughter

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    “Maria Toorpakai is a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfillment, and genuine personhood.” –Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed
     
    Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan’s violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where the idea of women playing sports is considered haram-un-Islamic-forbidden-and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country’s fierce battle over women’s rights.
    A DIFFERENT KIND OF DAUGHTER tell of Maria’s harrowing journey to play the sport she knew was her destiny, first living as a boy and roaming the violent back alleys of the frontier city of Peshawar, rising to become the number one female squash player in Pakistan. For Maria, squash was more than liberation-it was salvation. But it was also a death sentence, thrusting her into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of the Taliban, who wanted Maria and her family dead. Maria knew her only chance of survival was to flee the country.
    Enter Jonathon Power, the first North American to earn the title of top squash player in the world, and the only person to heed Maria’s plea for help. Recognizing her determination and talent, Jonathon invited Maria to train and compete internationally in Canada. After years of living on the run from the Taliban, Maria packed up and left the only place she had ever known to move halfway across the globe and pursue her dream. Now Maria is well on the way to becoming a world champion as she continues to be a voice for oppressed women everywhere.

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    Product Specs

    Author

    Maria Toorpakai, Katharine Holstein

    Binding

    Hardcover

    EAN

    9781455591411

    EANList

    9781455591411

    ISBN

    1455591416

    ItemDimensions

    925, hundredths-inches, 625, hundredths-inches, 0, hundredths-pounds, 125, hundredths-inches

    Label

    Twelve

    Languages

    English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

    Manufacturer

    Twelve

    NumberOfItems

    1

    NumberOfPages

    368

    PackageDimensions

    130, hundredths-inches, 900, hundredths-inches, 125, hundredths-pounds, 600, hundredths-inches

    ProductGroup

    Book

    ProductTypeName

    ABIS_BOOK

    PublicationDate

    2016-05-03

    Publisher

    Twelve

    ReleaseDate

    2016-05-03

    Studio

    Twelve