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Torn Between Two Cultures: An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out (Capital Currents) [Hardcover]

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Maryam Qudrat Aseel is an Afghan-American woman born in the U.S. to first generation Afghan immigrants. In "Torn Between Two Cultures," she weaves her family's and her own personal stories into recent American and Afghan politics and history. Her book describes her upbringing in America as a woman in a modern Afghan family with traditional values. She explores how those values and her own desire to be "American" came into conflict and led to an identity crisis that was only resolved as she rediscovered her religious and cultural roots, became increasingly active in the Afghan and Muslim communities, and resolved to bridge the gap between her two cultures. As an Afghan-American woman, Maryam offers a unique perspective on East and West conflicts, and in this book and in her life she is working to bring about understanding and resolution. "Torn Between Two Cultures" is a paradigm for the larger problem of the growing gap of understanding between the Islamic world and the west.

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Pages   191
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2003
Publisher   Capital Books
ISBN  1931868360  
ISBN13  9781931868365  

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More About Maryam Qudrat Aseel, Maryam Qudrat, Vertical, Inc. , Peter J. Ashenden, Jason D. Bakos, Chris Wilbert, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Qudrat Aseel is an activist and spokesperson in the Afghan-American and Muslim communities. She lives in Los Angeles and is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Southern California.

Maryam Qudrat Aseel currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California. Maryam Qudrat Aseel was born in 1974.

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an insightful book  Jul 10, 2007
This book is an insightful look at the tragedies of war as well as the Muslim/Afghan plight in America.
A different look  May 1, 2005
I enjoyed reading this book. I'm always interested in reading books by authors who are from other countries. I was really glad that the author didn't have a lot of negative things to say about the country. I have a Afghan friend, who just moved here to the states, that gives a little different story on the treatment of women there than the author does but I really enjoyed the book and think that it will give all readers a look of what's it like to leave your country to move to a new country that's totally different than what you are use too.
An important voice  Oct 11, 2004
If you only read the newspapers you'd assume that Islam is a religion to which only men subscribe. Maryam's book is therefore an invaluable contribution to the literature. Here is a smart, well-educated woman's personal account of her life and faith. It's not didactic or argumentative, it's simply a refreshingly candid, personal, and articulate account of how the world looks to an Afghan-American Muslim woman. This is a voice we don't hear much amidst the clamor of opinions currently raging about Islam and the West, and it's information we can't get from any "objective" source. Thank goodness for this insider who is willing to share.
I wish she had a talk show  Sep 16, 2004
Yes, I wish the author, Maryam Qudrat Aseel, could be on national TV on a regular basis, discussing the ongoing cultural rift between the U.S. and the Middle East. Her book is about the Afghan-American experience. Ironically, I picked up this book looking for experiences of Pakistani-Americans for a research project. I could not find one, but decided to start with this book.

The author relates her experiences growing up in the U.S., visiting Afghanistan, and trying to hold Afghan traditions in a western culture. Being part of both is not an easy thing to do. This even-handed, well-written book clearly explains historical, cultural and present-day aspects of Afghanistan life and of being Afghan-American. I normally read fiction, and skim some nonfiction, but did not with this book. I was pleasantly surprised at her engaging, colorful writing.

I half-expected some propaganda. However, I can honestly say the book seems highly objective. Maryam understands both the U.S. and Afghan side of the issues with an intelligent balance. While I had known some about the Islam faith, I learned a lot more. I also have a much better understanding of the role of women in Middle Eastern culture, the difference between Middle Eastern culture and Muslim beliefs, and the true relationship of the Taliban to the Afghan people.
Learned a lot!  Jul 15, 2004
very informative but almost feels like your reading a novel. a must read with so many stereotypes flying around these days

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