An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

November 20, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler


We’re excited to bring you another book – this one by the noted feminist and author of Women and Madness, Phyllis Chesler

“The dramatic, riveting, and timely tale of how one woman’s harrowing ordeal in a harem in Afghanistan shaped her into a modern feminist leader and life-long defender of human rights.”

“In 1961 renowned feminist, professor, and psychotherapist Chesler was as a young, intellectually curious Jewish woman intent on rebellion and freedom. She envisioned her marriage to a man she met in college, a Westernized Muslim from a wealthy Afghani family, as a romantic adventure filled with travel and intellectual pursuits.”

Read about it: “I once lived in a Harem in Afghanistan

Phyllis Chesler’s Website Page for An American Bride in Kabul with reviews.

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Category: Contemporary Women Writers, US American Women Writers, Women Writing Memoirs

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  1. WOW!! This is one interesting title you have there!! 😀

  2. Julie Luek says:

    Oh what an amazing book this sounds like. I see I need to add a few books to my TBR list. Thank you for sharing.

  3. As the foreign wife of a a Japanese man, I’m very interested in reading stories of other expat wives. This one sounds particularly interesting, as there are so few books about Afghanistan.

  4. Annecdotist says:

    Was fascinated to see that she’s brought out any kind of memoir, but the cross cultural aspect sounds particularly intriguing. I devoured Women and Madness as a Ph.D. student many moons ago and was really disappointed I couldn’t find a way of building my thesis around it!

  5. Beatriz says:

    I would love to read this–can’t imagine going through that…

  6. Randy Kraft says:

    I’ve been a fan of Phyllis Chesler’s for years. Many years. She was one of the voices I admired most in the modern feminist movement – she, Gloria, Robin Morgan, Mary Kay Blakely… they all say what other people merely whisper. This memoir should be fascinating.

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