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Letters to My Daughters

July 2012

"Fawzia Koofi's memoir, Letters to My Daughters reads like a novel...her words ring with the passion and purpose of a life lived far beyond her age...not just the story of her life, but a story of love and hope for her daughters and her country."

Geist, Jul 18, 2012
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Letters to My Daughters

October 2011

"Fawzia Koofi is a splendid example of why some Canadians have gone to Afghanistan. Her riveting memoir, Letters to My Daughters, reveals the courage of a devout Muslim woman coming of age under the rule of the Taliban...The extraordinary details of her life are contained in a series of letters to her young daughters, Shuhra and Shaharzad.”

More Magazine, Oct 1, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

July 2011

"This poignant, inspiring life story makes it hard to ignore the force for change Koofi represents, and it gives one hope in spite of the ongoing challenges facing Afghanistan. She is the face of what her country is struggling to be -- a place where a woman who was once banned from school can now run for president."

Herizons, Jul 26, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

June 2011

"Letters to my Daughters, is an amazing and heartbreaking story of one woman’s journey through her life in Afghanistan, the home country she loves."

Fast Forward Weekly, Jun 9, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

June 2011

"Letters to my Daughters is one of those books that deserves its own section in the bookstore."

Maclean's, Jun 6, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

June 2011

"If you want to know what life has been like for women in Afghanistan, and what it could be like, Letters to My Daughter is a must-read...A powerful and moving book, not just for Koofi’s daughters, but for all the daughters of the world. And it wouldn’t hurt the sons to have a look, either."

Globe & Mail, Jun 4, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

June 2011

"[A] spellbinding memoir."

Toronto Star, Jun 4, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

May 2011

"Koofi’s story illustrates what lies beneath the chaos of this multi-factional, multilingual, complex nation caught in the current struggle between foreign nations...and the vicious religious zealots known as the Taliban."

Ottawa Citizen, May 28, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

April 2011

"In her memoir, written with journalist Nadene Ghouri, Koofi chronicles her life from the time she was put out in the sun to die after her birth to her current place as one of the most respected people in Afghan politics. The narrative, simple but poetic at times, shows readers the long struggle against brutalities and injustice that she -- and most Afghan women of her generation -- have endured."

Ms. Magazine, Apr 13, 2011
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Letters to My Daughters

March 2011

"This is precisely what it's like to be a girl and then a woman in Afghanistan. Fawzia Koofi is feisty, outspoken, popular and progressive but as this heart-wrenching autobiography shows she is the recipient of all the brickbats her country throws at those who dare to be different. Letters to My Daughters is a page turner as it teases the reader to find out how Fawzia Koofi not only survived but is poised to beat the system."

Sally Armstrong, human rights activist and journalist, Mar 4, 2011
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