Kabul Girls Soccer Club

by Awista Ayub | History |
ISBN: 1401310257 Global Overview for this book
Registered by libragirl of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 1/10/2012
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by libragirl from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A dream, eight girls, & a journey home

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Somehow this book got across campus from Erskine to Locke - I found it on the free stuff table outside the English department.

Very happy to find it there, too, because I'd actually gone hunting for it when libragirl released it, but it was already gone.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, October 12, 2013
The story of the fight for what seems like a very simple freedom: for girls to play soccer. But when the girls live in Afghanistan not long after the overthrow of the Taliban, it's a lot more complicated than it seems.

The author, organiser of an exchange to bring an Afghani girls soccer team to America, seems a bit naive at times, even after having visited Afghanistan herself (she is surprised, for example, that soccer isn't considered a gender-neutral sport in many countries), and it could be argued that fighting for sporting equality is a bit trivial in a city where girls still have to fight even to get an education, and people are starving because a loaf of bread costs a day's wages, but her heart is certainly in the right place, and at least she's honest that for some of the girls the project wasn't a roaring success.

Journal Entry 5 by futurecat at Queenstown, Otago New Zealand on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (10/17/2013 UTC) at Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

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Given to KiwiinEngland. Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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Journal Entry 6 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hurrah, looking forward to reading this early in 2014 to count as part of my 666 challenge. Thanks very much.

Journal Entry 7 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, March 01, 2014
I enjoyed some of the intimate stories of the girls and the challenges and frustrations of having little say over your life. The author seemed a bit of a plonker, and I find American's desire to hold on to their former country by calling themselves (in this case) afghani-American strange.

The time line in the book is confusing, and I could never remember who was who. Overall an interesting enough book

Journal Entry 8 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (3/11/2014 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Passing to Sherlockfan to assist with the 666 challenge.

Journal Entry 9 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thanks KiwiinEngland for passing this on. I've not had a book about Afghanistan, let alone women, for this years 666 Challenge. Looks like a worthwhile read and I'll get to it before too long.

Journal Entry 10 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, March 30, 2014
I certainly agree with KiE about the time line being confusing. I'd go so far as to say that it jumps around all over the place. Nevertheless it was interesting being faced with the realism of the struggles the young women had in their personal lives. Incomprehensible from a Kiwi perspective. I found the book quite rivetting especially as I am a keen soccer fan and really admired the enthusiasm with which those who could managed to practice and develop their skills from nothing.
Definitely a very good book for 666. I'll take it to the next meet-up for Edwardstreet who is also in the challenge.

Journal Entry 11 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, April 07, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (4/8/2014 UTC) at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Taking to BC meet-up meeting this evening for EdwardStreet for 666. If she doesn't require it I'll take to Melbourne.

Journal Entry 12 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
TBR

Journal Entry 13 by wingEdwardstreetwing at 2014 Melbourne Convention in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (4/14/2014 UTC) at 2014 Melbourne Convention in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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enjoy

Journal Entry 14 by wingBillbookswing at Melton South, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 01, 2014
Hopefully after this final tidy up I've caught up with all my books

Released 3 yrs ago (5/21/2016 UTC) at Gisborne Village Shopping Centre in Gisborne, Victoria Australia

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Part of the May cull been on my bookshelf far too long time to let go

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