Aziza lives in Afghanistan. She is intelligent and loves going to school. As the middle girl in a family with 5 children, her day starts early. Before going to school she has to do domestic work, which includes fetching water, cleaning the floor, feeding the chickens and making the breakfast.
The Taliban killed Aziza’s father, so there is added financial pressure on the family. School is almost a respite, where she can learn and excel. Back home from school the chores begin again, but somehow she squeezes in 5 hours study per night so she can achieve her goal of being the best in class and perhaps, one day, the first female President of Afghanistan.
Who better to recommend travel books than real Intrepid travellers. Darren White reflects on a great read that was an inspiration…
“My pick for a travel book is Road to Oxiana, by Robert Byron. I read this book many years ago but it left me with a yearning for a road less travelled. The description from a popular web site says it all: