The Resource An American bride in Kabul : a memoir, Phyllis Chesler

An American bride in Kabul : a memoir, Phyllis Chesler

Label
An American bride in Kabul : a memoir
Title
An American bride in Kabul
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Phyllis Chesler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked on an adventure that has lasted for more than a half-century. In 1961, when she arrived in Kabul with her Afghan bridegroom, authorities took away her American passport. Chesler was now the property of her husband's family and had no rights of citizenship. Back in Afghanistan, her husband, a wealthy, westernized foreign college student with dreams of reforming his country, reverted to traditional and tribal customs. Chesler found herself unexpectedly trapped in a posh polygamous family, with no chance of escape. She fought against her seclusion and lack of freedom, her Afghan family's attempts to convert her from Judaism to Islam, and her husband's wish to permanently tie her to the country through childbirth. Drawing upon her personal diaries, Chesler recounts her ordeal, the nature of gender apartheid�and her longing to explore this beautiful, ancient, and exotic country and culture. Chesler nearly died there but she managed to get out, returned to her studies in America, and became an author and an ardent activist for women's rights throughout the world. An American Bride in Kabul is the story of how a na̐ve American girl learned to see the world through eastern as well as western eyes and came to appreciate Enlightenment values. This dramatic tale re-creates a time gone by, a place that is no more, and shares the way in which Chesler turned adversity into a passion for world-wide social, educational, and political reform
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chesler, Phyllis
Dewey number
305.89240581
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • samples
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1172
LC item number
.C44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chesler, Phyllis
  • Jewish women
  • Brides
  • Men
  • Afghanistan
  • Chesler, Phyllis
  • Brides
  • Jewish women
  • Manners and customs
  • Men
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
An American bride in Kabul : a memoir, Phyllis Chesler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869437557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 235 pages, [6] pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869437557
Label
An American bride in Kabul : a memoir, Phyllis Chesler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869437557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 235 pages, [6] pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869437557

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