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Bacha Posh is the practice of dressing young Afghan girls as boys in order to give them opportunities as children they might otherwise have. As adolescence arrives they asked to become girls again—not all want to give up the autonomy that comes with the alternate gender. This is a fascinating look at the practice and the girls from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nordberg.
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Jenny Nordberg is an award-winning journalist based in New York. A correspondent and columnist for Swedish national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, she has a long record of investigative reports for, among others, The New York Times, where she also contributed to a series that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. In 2010, she was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism for a television documentary on Afghan women. She is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). (afegit de Random House)… (més)