Kabul Girls Soccer Club A Dream, Eight Girls, and a Journey Home

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
  • Publisher: Hachette Books

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Born in Kabul, Awista Ayub escaped with her family to the United States in 1981. She was inspired to start the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange after September 11, 2001, and in the summer of 2004, she brought eight Afghan girls to the United States for a soccer camp. Fifteen teams now compete in the Afghanistan Football Federation, with hundreds of girls participating.

Author Biography

Awista Ayub was born in Afghanistan and immigrated to the United States in 1981. She founded the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange and served as the Education and Health Officer at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
Note to the Readerp. xi
Prologuep. 3
Reborn: America, June 2004p. 9
Return to Kabul: Samira, Kabul, August 2004p. 19
Come Back, Come Back: Samira, Kabulp. 35
Nice Kick, Bad Aim: America, June 2004p. 45
That I May Play Soccer: Robina, Kabul, September 2005p. 59
The Quiet Leader: Robina, Kabul and Americap. 79
Between Two Worldsp. 89
Sisters: Freshta and Laila, from Pakistan to Kabulp. 95
Gathering of the Girls: Freshta and Laila, Kabul, December 2005p. 111
Far Afield: America, July 2004p. 121
A Team of Their Own: Ariana, Kabul, December 2005p. 133
On the Road: America, July-August 2004p. 149
Stars: Kabul, December 2005p. 159
Life Can Be Different: Miriam, Kabul and Americap. 169
Winning: Miriam, Kabul, December 2005p. 189
Flying Away: August 2004p. 203
The Journey Home: Kabul, April 2006p. 205
Toward the Goal: Kabul, July 2007p. 215
Epiloguep. 221
Acknowledgmentsp. 233
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