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"Maria Toorpakai is a real proposal, a pioneer for thousands of alternative girls suffering to pave their very own paths to autonomy, success, and actual personhood." --Khaled Hosseini, writer of The Kite Runner, A Thousand just right Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed

Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal quarter, the place the belief of girls enjoying activities is taken into account haram-un-Islamic-forbidden-and ladies hardly go away their houses. yet she did, passing as a boy so as to play the activities she enjoyed, hence turning into a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce conflict over women's rights.
A diverse form of DAUGHTER inform of Maria's harrowing trip to play the game she knew was once her future, first dwelling as a boy and roaming the violent again alleys of the frontier urban of Peshawar, emerging to develop into the number 1 girl squash participant in Pakistan. For Maria, squash used to be greater than liberation-it was once salvation. however it was once additionally a demise sentence, thrusting her into the nationwide highlight and the crosshairs of the Taliban, who sought after Maria and her kinfolk lifeless. Maria knew her merely probability of survival used to be to escape the rustic.
Enter Jonathon strength, the 1st North American to earn the name of best squash participant on the planet, and the one individual to heed Maria's plea for aid. spotting her selection and skill, Jonathon invited Maria to coach and compete across the world in Canada. After years of residing at the run from the Taliban, Maria packed up and left the single position she had ever recognized to maneuver midway around the globe and pursue her dream. Now Maria is definitely to be able to changing into a global champion as she is still a voice for oppressed girls all over.

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