Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Date/Time: 
07/27/2011

Sponsored by the International Museum of Women

7/27/2011 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm


The International Museum of Women and the Global Fund for Women are pleased to present an event to mark the publication of Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women, featuring co-editor Ashraf Zahedi and contributor Amina Kator in a conversation moderated by Kavita Ramdas, former CEO and President of the Global Fund for Women.
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Reaching beyond sensational headlines, Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, accomplished scholars, humanitarian workers, politicians, and journalists-most with extensive experience inside Afghanistan-examine the realities of life for women in both urban and rural settings. Eschewing stereotypes about the burqa, the contributors focus instead on women's empowerment and agency and on their struggles for peace and justice in the face of a brutal ongoing war.

Event details: Wednesday, July 27. Check-in and wine reception begins at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by book sale and signing, supported by Book Passage. Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco.

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Ashraf Zahedi is a sociologist and scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and is a former IMOW board member. Amina Kator is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and has authored the essay, "Hopes and Dreams: Interviews with Young Afghans" included in Land of the Unconquerable. Ashraf coedited the book with Jennifer Heath and contributed an essay entitled, "When the Picture Does not Fit the Frame: Engaging Afghan Men in Women's Empowerment."