CNN on Afghanistan

  1. Beneath the Veil will be shown again this Sunday at 7 pm ET on CNN. A female reporter of Afghani descent goes there to see the country. It is a very informative look at a country most of us know very little about.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Tiara
    I thought this was a really informative and good piece of journalism. It does give a better understanding of the situation in Afghanistan. Think I'll watch again!
  4. by   semstr
    I is really good, though it is nothing newly made! I saw this about a year ago on BBC!
  5. by   kimtab
    Thanks for posting the reminder, I have not seen this yet.

    Has anyone read the book "Nine Parts of Desire" by Geraldine Brooks? She was a foreign correspondent in the Middle East for years, this book came out of her frustration at the limits that were placed on her because of her sex. It's a great look at at life in Muslim countries from the female perspective.
  6. by   fergus51
    Another good Middle Eastern read from a female perspective is the Gates of Damascus. Also written by a journalist (Lieve, I think) and chronicles her time in Syria with a female Syrian friend. A friend recommended it to me because Syria is on my travel list for next summer and I really enjoyed the book. I wish there were books written by Middle Eastern women. Anyone know of any? I think a foreigner can't really understand a culture the way someone who was raised in that culture can.
  7. by   semstr
    Hi to all,

    ther are afew book I can recomend:

    Phyllis Ellis- "Desert Governess"

    Jean Sasson: - "Princess" and "Daughters of Arabia"

    Nawal El Saadawi: "Tschador. Women in Islam"

    Jehan Sadat: Autobiography of the widow of Anwar Sadat

    Alifa Rifaat: "Distant view of a Minerat"

    Hope, you will find these books as interesting (and sometimes disturbing) as I did.
    You shouln't have trouble finding them, try Amazon.uk or something,
    Take care, Renee
  8. by   fergus51
    Thanks for the suggestions Renee.
    I have read a few of Sassoon's books, but I am not sure how true they are.
  9. by   semstr
    Hi Ferus,

    Apparently the Saoudi princes, is dictating to Sassoon.
    And a friend of mine, was bodyguard of one of the many princesses there and what he told me......... most of what is in the books is probably true!
    Take care, Renee
  10. by   fergus51
    I just wonder if it is actuallu true or just things that could be possible. I am sceptical because I wonder why this princess would not get into any trouble after dictating books which all have a very negative view of the royal family. I'd be mad if anyone in my family wrote about me
  11. by   semstr
    Well no wonder, my family wouldn't welcome me with open arms either.
    But what I've heared, in an interview wtih Sasson, nobody really knows which princess this ist.
    Oh, I don't know, it's hard to decide what to believe now- a- days isn't it?
    (Btw, the beer in Budweiser was great this summer! Yeah and we weren't whispering as we left!!)
    Take care, Renee
  12. by   Tiara
    If you are interested in finding out about the women's revolutionary movement in Afghanistan, they have made a website:www.rawa.org Some of the pictures are very graphic but it's an informative site.

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