Dancing in the Mosque

Homeira Qaderi’s searing memoir Dancing in the Mosque tells the story of one woman who could not conform to the strictures of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

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Review of ‘Dancing in the Mosque’

“Divorce, divorce, divorce.” Homeira Qaderi’s phone screen lit up with these words from her husband, ending their arranged marriage—and her parental rights to their baby son. This heartbreaking act comes not at the beginning of her searing memoir, Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother’s Letter to Her Son, but near its inevitable conclusion, as…

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