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A Different Kind of Daughter

A Different Kind of Daughter
  • Author: Maria Toorpakai
  • Publisher: Viking
  • ISBN: 0670069981
  • Page: 368
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Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where women are forbidden from playing sports and girls rarely leave their homes.

Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where women are forbidden from playing sports and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, chopping off her hair and passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod in her country's fierce battle over women's rights.


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A Different Kind of Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 256
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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A Different Kind of Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Maria Toorpakai Wazir
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-23 - Publisher: Macmillan

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A Different Kind of Daughter
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Pages:
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-25 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

'Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfilment and genuine personhood'
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Pages: 336
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