With All Our Strength is the inside story of this women-led underground organization and their fight for the rights of Afghan women. Anne Brodsky, the first writer given in-depth access to visit and interview their members and operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, shines light on the gruesome, often tragic, lives of Afghan women under some of the most brutal sexist oppression in the world.
Anne E. Brodsky is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is an expert on women and resiliency. Her accounts of RAWA have appeared in the The Washington Post and In These Times and she has been working with RAWA for more than two years.
Foreword from RAWA Acknowledgements 'I'll Never Return' Introduction 1. 'I've Learned the Song of Freedom' Joining the Movement 2. 'I Am the Woman Who Has Awoken' Meena and the Founding of RAWA 3. 'With All My Strength I'm with You on hate Path of My Land's Liberation' RAWA's History and Continued Resistance 4. 'I've Opened the Closed Doors of Ignorance' Education is Revolution 5. 'My Voice has Mingled with THousands of Arisen Women' Running the Movement 6. 'Oh Compatriot, Oh Brother" Male Supporters 7. 'I've Been Reborn Amidst Epics of Resistance and Courage' The RAWA Life 8. 'I've Found My Path and Will Never Return' The Movement Continues Glossary Notes Reference Index