Inspired by way of a lecture in Barcelona given by means of a number one member of RAWA (Revolutionary organization of the ladies of Afghanistan), the unconventional feminist women's team who paintings lower than hide because the merely actual competition to the Taliban, Ana Tortajada, an skilled Spanish journalist, determined to make a visit to Afghanistan in the summertime of 2000. She desired to examine extra concerning the lives of Afghan girls, to go to their houses and the areas the place they labored as clandestine academics and medical professionals, to fulfill their households, to hear their tales, and spot how they lived below the veil.
Tortajada's trip takes her from the slums and refugee camps in Peshawar, alongside the Pakistani-Afghan border, to Kabul. She writes concerning the innovative efforts of RAWA, the genocidal crusade of the Taliban to extinguish the Hazara ethnicity in Afghanistan, the failure of the overseas neighborhood to ameliorate the alarming state of affairs of Afghan refugees, and gives a first-hand account of the atrocities Afghan ladies were soreness by the hands of the Taliban.
The Silenced Cry isn't just well timed, but additionally compelling. With tremendous evocative and poetic writing, Tortajada conveys the great thing about the panorama, and the splendidly inspiring optimism of the folks. In middle wrenching aspect, we see simply how debilitated and wretched the stipulations have been, but we additionally see those that nonetheless fought for freedom, democracy, and simple human rights. Candid and compassionate, by no means condescending or pitying, The Silenced Cry is a human, approachable, and provocative examine the easiest and worst within the human spirit.