Samira and Samir - by Siba Shakib

Samira and Samir - by Siba Shakib


An extraordinary tale of a young Afghan girl following her heart in a man's world, as told to the acclaimed filmmaker and international bestselling author Siba Shakib.

When the young girl, Samira, is born, her father- a brave commander fighting in the mountainous land of Afghanistan- decides to bring her up as a boy known as Samir. Soon the fact that Samir is really a girl has been fogotten. Samir learns to fight, ride and shoot, and when her father is killed, she becomes head of the family.

However, as an adult, Samir's love for the friend of her youth forces her to confess the truth. She wants to live as Bashir's wife but in return she must reveal her female identity and, in so doing, give up her freedom. Samira follows her heart but she hates wearing the veil.

Eventually the torment is too great and Samira realises there has to be a third way for her- the way of a self- confident woman who bravely takes charge of her own life...

Review:
An unveiling look into Afghanistan life from a courageous point of view. A story of love and freedom.



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