(Oxford University Press)
‘The Breadwinner‘ is a heartbreaking story of a family’s struggle against an unfair reality. Taliban rules dictate Afghani girls stay at home and obey orders. Parvana must break this rule that her family survives.
‘The Breadwinner‘ is true, strong and memorable. We take Parvana’s path and feel her struggle. Like Boy 87 our main character becomes someone in whom we are invested. Furthermore through her journey, we realise a new reality, far from our own experience. What respite is there for Parvana? As she risks breaking curfew to work and earn for her family, she learns about the Taliban rule, including silence. Thereafter, she discovers how this imposition has affected more than her family. What of the landmines and the lack of education? Where are the hospitals and caregivers? What seeds of hope might Parvana find as ‘The Breadwinner’?
Now an acclaimed film:- Trailer for ‘The Breadwinner’ movie