Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan by Melody Ermachild Chavis
The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

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Meena founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at age thirty, and lives on in the hearts of all progressive Muslim women. Her voice, speaking for freedom, has never been silenced. The compelling story of Meena's struggle for democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan will inspire young women the world over.

Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan is a portrait of a courageous mother, poet and leader who symbolizes an entire movement of women that can influence the fate of nations. It is also a riveting account of a singular political career whose legacy has been inherited by RAWA, the women who hold the keys to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. RAWA has authorized this first-ever biography of their martyred founder.

 

About Melody Ermachild Chavis

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Melody Ermachild Chavis is the author of Altars in the Street (Bell Tower), and works as a private investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan to interview women who knew Meena.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 230 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Determined to help Afghan women, most of whom were illiterate and without any legal rights, Meena and her supporters wanted RAWA to work for both democracy and social justice, objectives that became increasingly difficult and dangerous to achieve as the political situation worsened.

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By June, the war in Afghanistan will have lasted 128 months, two years longer than the Vietnam War.

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