Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep - Siba Shakib
A woman's story of courage, struggle and determination
Shirin-Gol was just a young girl when the Russians invaded her country and bombed her village in 1979. After her brothers joined the resistance, Shirin-Gol and the remains of her family fled to the capital, Kabul, and so began a life of day-to-day struggle in their war-torn country.
Forced into a marriage to pay off her brother's gambling debts, Shirin-Gol quickly realises her dreams to have an education, to become a doctor, will never come true. Told in unflinching detail to writer and filmmaker Siba Shakib, this is the story of so many Afghan women; a story of life under the Taliban regime, of a husband's opium addiction and its tragic consequences, of rape, of enforced prostitution to feed a growing family, of attempted suicide.
But, most importantly, it is a story of great courage, of human kindness, female friendship, resistance, determination and love. It is the moving story of a proud, brave and admirable woman in constant search for a better life, a life where her children have a chance of a future without poverty and fear.
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Publication Date: 2002
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