Rollercoasters: Rollercoasters: My Name is Parvana Reader by Deborah Ellis
  

Synopsis

Rollercoasters: Rollercoasters: My Name is Parvana Reader by Deborah Ellis

In post-Taliban Afghanistan, fifteen-year-old Parvana waits for foreign military forces to determine her fate. Reunited with her mother and sisters, she has been living in a village where her mother has finally managed to open a school for girls. It's the life Parvan has been dreaming of. But this is Afghanistan, the war is far from over, and many continue to view the education of girls and women with suspicion and fear. And that means Parvana - and her family - are in danger.

Reviews

Ellis succeeds in putting a human face on the headlines and the brutality of the Afghan war, while answering many questions about the fate of a heroine whose personality and force of will shine through. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis works as a mental health residential counsellor in Toronto and is the winner of the Governor General’s Award in Canada (equivalent to the Carnegie Medal) for her first novel 'Looking for X'.

She was raised in Paris, Ontario and from the time she was 17 she has been a political activist, advocating non-violence. After high school she went to Toronto and worked in the Peace Movement. Later she got involved in the Women’s Movement, focusing on women’s rights and economic justice. She has spent a lot of time in Pakistan, in Afghan refugee camps, talking to women and documenting their lives under 20 years of war. Her main engagement continues to be anti-war politics.

Her books include 'The Breadwinner' and its sequel 'Parvana's Journey'. Both books are set in Afghanistan during and after the rule of the Taliban.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Deborah Ellis
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

24th April 2014

ISBN

9780198393474


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