The Taliban Cricket Club
- Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
- Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-01-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Rukhsana, a spirited young journalist in Kabul, is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to face its terrifying minister, Zorak Wahidi. A cricket tournament is announced, with the winning team to travel to Pakistan for training and then represent Afghanistan at an international level.
In reality, the idea is ludicrous. The Taliban will never embrace a game rooted in civility, fairness and equality. And no one in Afghanistan even knows how to play cricket, except Rukhsana. But the tournament offers hope - a means of escape for her brother and young cousins. And for Rukhsana, escape is essential - Wahidi wants to marry her, a frightening proposition which will enslave her in his home.
With the help of her cousins, Rukhsana devises an audacious plan that could ensure their freedom. All they have to do is learn to play cricket and win.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Customer on 10-12-16
Informative book which was so engaging! Gave me a different perspective on cricket! Brilliant story.
By Mindful Reader on 03-22-15
Graphically illustrates the life of women under the Talib - provides an insight into both Islam but also the constant surveillance exercised by the Talib - I particularly enjoyed the description of rituals