Samira and Samir

Author(s): Siba Shakib

Non Fiction

When the young Afghanistanian girl Samira is born, her father, a commander fighting in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, decides to raise her as a boy called Samir. The fact that Samir is really a girl is soon forgotton as Samir learns to fight, ride and shoot as well as any boy and when her father is killed she becomes the head of the family. As an adult she falls in love with the male friend of her youth and is forced to reveal her true identity. In order to marry Bashir she must relinquish the freedom she is afforded as a man. Samira follows her heart but hates wearing the veil. Eventually the torment becomes too great and she decides that there must be a third way to live, as a confident woman not confined by the rules of her culture. This is her story. Born in Iran, Siba Shakib grew up in Tehran and attended a German school there. A writer and maker of documentaries and films, she has travelled to Afghanistan many times over the last five years, visiting the north as well as the territory that was commanded by the Taliban. Several of her documentaries have won awards, including the moving testimonials she has made of the horrors of life in Afghanistan and the plight of the Afghan women. She lives in New York and Germany.

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Born in Iran, Siba Shakib grew up in Tehran and attended a German school there. A writer and maker of documentaries and films, she has travelled to Afghanistan many times over the last five years, visiting the north as well as the territory that was commanded by the Taliban. Several of her documentaries have won awards, including the moving testimonials she has made of the horrors of life in Afghanistan and the plight of the Afghan women. She lives in New York and Germany.

General Fields

  • : 9780099466444
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : May 2005
  • : 179mm X 111mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Siba Shakib
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 958.104092
  • : 352