New release: Pashtun Princess by Ghada Ghantous

Ahram Online, Sunday 29 Jul 2012

Told by Ghada Ghantous, the story of an Afghan princess becomes the story of seven decades of social and political change

Pashtun Princess

Al-Ameera Al-Pashtunia Maasoma (Pashtun Princess Massoma) by Ghada Ghantous, Cairo: Al-Ain Publishing, 2012.

Pashtun Princess Massoma by Ghada Ghantous is a biography for one of the ladies of the Afghan Pashtun elite, Massoma Sardar Abdel-Aziz Khan, tracking her life from Afghanistan to Lebanon. Through 30 chapters, the author sheds light on the life of a woman who lived more than seven decades full of drama, and whose journey was associated with Adeeb Al-Fattal, the Damascan who was brought up in Afghanistan and survived its turbulent political events. 

The book traces the political and social conditions of Afghanistan and the role of King Amanallah and Queen Thoraya in the country's modernisation.

Ghantous lives in Canada and works in education and media.

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