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"Maria Toorpakai is a real idea, a pioneer for thousands of different girls suffering to pave their very own paths to autonomy, achievement, and real personhood." --Khaled Hosseini, writer of The Kite Runner, A Thousand most excellent Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed

Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal quarter, the place the assumption of girls taking part in activities is taken into account haram-un-Islamic-forbidden-and ladies not often depart their houses. yet she did, passing as a boy with the intention to play the activities she enjoyed, therefore changing into a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce conflict over women's rights.
A assorted 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 turn into the #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 relatives useless. Maria knew her merely probability of survival used to be to escape the rustic.
Enter Jonathon energy, the 1st North American to earn the identify of best squash participant on this planet, and the one individual to heed Maria's plea for support. spotting her decision and skill, Jonathon invited Maria to coach and compete the world over in Canada. After years of residing at the run from the Taliban, Maria packed up and left the one position she had ever identified to maneuver midway around the globe and pursue her dream. Now Maria is definitely as a way to turning into a global champion as she is still a voice for oppressed girls in all places.

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