Monday, October 5, 2009

On studying A Thousand Splendid Suns

The Integrated Regional Information Networks point out that in 2007 "Every 30 minutes, an Afghan woman dies during childbirth, 87 percent of Afghan women are illiterate, 30 percent of girls have access to education in Afghanistan, 1 in every 3 Afghan women experience physical, psychological or sexual violence, 44 years is the average life expectancy rate for women in Afghanistan, and 70 to 80 percent of women face forced marriages in Afghanistan."

and they call that fair. Hmmph!
Islam never, NEVER discriminates women.


  1. Have you done reading it?
    I just love the novel so much!
    I cried few times. (Guys are allowed to express themselves)

    Kind of agree that this is so much better than "The Kite Runner".

  2. it's based on a novel?..
    I thot the numbers were true..

  3. Aziz: Yupp! was hooked from the very 1st page! Havent read Kite Runner though hehe. (Oh yes they are allowed to do so)

    Najmie: It is. I found this when I was finding info for the presentation of the novel.