Imagine marrying the person you’re keen on, and then find yourself locked away in a Afghan harem, where your sweetheart alternatively ignores, insults, hits and sexually assaults you.
Then that is amazing years later on, very long after you have contrived your escape to America and won an annulment, he flees their nation and becomes certainly one of your closest and dearest friends.
Here is the strange, very nearly unbelievable tale that second-wave feminist frontrunner Phyllis Chesler recounts inside her memoir, « An US Bride in Kabul » — a book this is certainly alternatively enthralling (whenever she sticks to her personal experience) and irritating (when she wanders too much afield).
Chesler, an emerita teacher of therapy during the university of Staten Island, may be the writer of the 1972 classic, « Women and Madness. » Additionally among her 14 publications are studies of custody, ladies and cash and ladies’ « inhumanity to females » — the final partly encouraged by her harsh therapy in Kabul. Continuer la lecture de Review: ‘an Bride that is american in’ by Phyllis Chesler