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Voice of Rebellion

How Mozhdah Jamalzadah Brought Hope to Afghanistan

by (author) Roberta Staley

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Category
Social Activists, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771644136
    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price
    $32.95

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The first-ever biography of Mozhdah Jamalzadah: refugee, pop singer, and champion of women’s rights.

Many have tried to silence her, but Mozhdah Jamalzadah remains the most powerful female voice of her generation in Afghanistan, boldly speaking out about women’s rights. Voice of Rebellion charts her incredible journey, including arriving in Canada as a child refugee, setting her father’s protest poem to music (and making it a #1 hit), performing that song for Michelle and Barack Obama, and, finally, being invited to host her own show in Afghanistan. The Mozhdah Show earned her the nickname “The Oprah of Afghanistan” and tackled taboo subjects like divorce and domestic violence for the first time in the country’s history. But even as her words resonated with women and families, Mozhdah received angry death threats—some of them serious—and was eventually advised to return to Canada.

Traversing Central Asia and North America, Voice of Rebellion profiles a devoted singer and activist who continues to fight for change, even from afar.

About the author

Roberta Staley is a magazine editor, writer, and documentary filmmaker. She has reported from Afghanistan, El Salvador, Haiti, Cambodia, Israel, and more countries around the world. Her award-winning documentary, Mightier Than the Sword, reveals how Afghan women in media are working to overcome a culture of silence and invisibility.

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