Discussion with Malalai Joya Haymarket Books

3/31/11 7pm  $5.00 - Haymarket Books presents a discussion with Malalai Joya, author of "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Dared Raise Her Voice".

 

"Joya's life has been singular and heroic" - --New York Times Book Review

 

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03/31/11 - 03/31/11

7pm - 10pm


3/31/11 7pm  $5.00 - Haymarket Books presents a discussion with Malalai Joya, author of "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Dared Raise Her Voice".

"Joya's life has been singular and heroic" - --New York Times Book Review


At a Constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, Malalai Joya stood up and denounced her country’s powerful U.S./NATO-backed warlords. She was only 25 years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan’s new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons. Beloved by her people for daring to speak out against U.S.-backed war criminals that dominate the government, Joya has survived at least 4 assassination attempts.


Having come face-to-face with the brutality of war,Joya has been demanding an end to the occupation for years. In her book A Woman Among Warlords, just out in paperback, Joya explains the situation of ordinary Afghans: “We are caught between two enemies—the Taliban on one side and the U.S./NATO forces and their warlord allies on the other."

Please join Haymarket Books during Ms. Joya's rare visit to the U.S. as she discusses an end to the occupation, women's rights, and a just solution to the conflict for the people of Afghanistan.

CONTACT sarah@haymarketbooks.org

NATIONAL TOUR DATES http://www.afghanwomensmission.org

Director
Haymarket Books

Performers
Malalai Joya

Tags: Literary, Social, Rest Of The World, 2011