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VOICE OF REBELLION How Mozhdah Jamalzadah Brought Hope to Afghanistan

by | Read by Julia Farhat

Contemporary Culture • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

This biography of Afghan singer Mozhdah Jamalzadam creates a narrative rather than a series of facts and isolated episodes. The style makes for a more engaging audio performance, immersing the listener in the experiences of the real-life political and cultural influencer. Julia Farhat is a capable enough narrator, inserting sufficient animation to keep the story imaginable. While her accents and pronunciations are seamless, Farhat maintains a halting pace that often makes the narrative difficult to follow and keeps the story at arm's length. Jamalzadam is a child as the biography opens, escaping with her family from Afghanistan to Pakistan, then on to Canada. From uncertain beginnings, Jamalzadam becomes a singer and media personality who uses her position to fight for women's rights in Afghanistan. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9781094065359 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2020

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