Jenny Nordberg stumbled upon the idea for this book by accident. The Swedish journalist was researching an article on the lives of Afghan women when she found herself in conversation with some children in a Kabul living room. Out of the blue, one of them remarked, “You know, our brother is really a girl.”
This turned out to be quite true. In one of the world’s most misogynistic societies, many Afghani mothers take...
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