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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Parvana’s Promise by Deborah Ellis

The stunning sequel to Parvana and Parvana’s Journey is now here!

Parvana, now fifteen, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.


resized_9781743312988_224_297_FitSquareOn a military base in post- Taliban Afghanistan, American authorities have imprisoned a teenage girl. The girl doesn’t respond to questions in any language and remains silent, even when she is threatened, harassed and mistreated over several days

She could tell the woman was watching her through the small window in the door. The girl kept her back against the door and didn’t move.
‘We can keep you locked up here for a very long time,’ the woman finally said, speaking softly. ‘Talk to me. Is your name Parvana?’
The girl remained with her back against the door. Silent. She heard the woman’s boots walk away down the hall. She stood and waited, listening hard to see if the boots would come back.
When she was sure she was alone, the girl in the dusty blue chador finally spoke. ‘Yes,’ she whispered. ‘My name is Parvana.’

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February 11, 2013 - Posted by | War | ,

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