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The Resource The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, Rod Nordland, (sound recording)

The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, Rod Nordland, (sound recording)

Label
The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet
Title
The lovers
Title remainder
Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet
Statement of responsibility
Rod Nordland
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Zakia and Ali grew up as close friends on adjoining potato farms in the remote mountain province of Bamiyan. Separated when they reached puberty, Zakia, a beautiful and fiercely opinionated young woman, and Ali, a sensitive, handsome young man, fell in love and courted, remotely at first and then in Zakia's garden. Defying her family, Afghan custom, and Islamic law, Zakia left home to be with Ali and ended up in a women's shelter. The shelter saved her life, but she was unable to see Ali there so the two lovers decided to elope and went into hiding, pursued by Zakia's family. The author wrote about them in the New York Times, and having exposed them, felt obligated to help them to safety. After months of living in caves or staying trapped in small Kabul apartments, they finally, with Rod's help and donations from abroad, made a disastrous attempt to flee to Tajikistan. Forced to return to Kabul, they were closely tracked by Zakia's family--who briefly captured Ali before they went back into hiding in the countryside. Despite a decade of American good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world. The Lovers is Rod Nordland's compelling tale about his inability, even as a Westerner with money and will, to protect these young lovers' basic human rights. Recounting the stories of similar, though less fortunate, couples from his decades of experience in the region, Rod illustrates how common misogynistic cultural practices such as stoning, child marriage, and legalized rape are deeply ingrained in traditional Afghan culture. The United States has spent moret han a billion dollars on efforts to train and improve the Afghan judiciary system, with a particular emphasis on women's rights and gender equality. As a result, Afghan law now technically outlaws many horrendous customary practices. But they remain prevalent nonetheless and give cover for people like Zakia's father and brothers, who still want to capture and kill her. Zakia and Ali still hope, against enormous odds, to flee the country. The Lovers is the story of their unshakable self-determination and the irrepressibility of human feeling in the face of a shockingly repressive culture
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
PLAYA
Dewey number
958.104/70922
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DS371.42
LC item number
.N67 2016d
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Peter Ganim
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, Rod Nordland, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • Previously released by HarperCollins Publishers, ?2016
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
faw00033580
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781467622080
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
unknown
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
33580
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 930790847
  • (OCoLC)930790847
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, Rod Nordland, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • Previously released by HarperCollins Publishers, ?2016
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
faw00033580
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781467622080
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
unknown
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
33580
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 930790847
  • (OCoLC)930790847
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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