Yvonne Ridley (born 23 April ) is a British journalist who was a chair of the National Council of the now-defunct Respect Party. She was captured by the Taliban in , and after 11 days in captivity in . In December , Ridley’s memoir In the Hands of the Taliban was published which includes an account of the Narcissistic journalist dresses up as John Simpson, gets caught, causes a great deal of aggravation, gets let out and tries to cash in. Read a free sample or buy In the Hands of the Taliban by Yvonne Ridley. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod.
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You are a western woman you stupid ditz! Opening the iTunes Store. I had some particular pet peeves with it: It was good to finally read what really happened.
In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story by Yvonne Ridley
Book Reader rated it it was amazing Aug 09, First of all I have to say that Yvonne Ridley is bolshy, stubborn, does what she wants not what others want her to do drinks like a fish or did and smokes like there’s no tomorrow. I really enjoyed reading this book but there are a few things lacking. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat It is clear that the hijab is an obligation, not a choice.
Views Read Edit View history. It opened my eyes to “another side of the story”. And when she actually meets “the Taliban” I’m so surprised they dont just cut her tongue out.
Published June 15th by Robson Books first published Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I did find it galiban though to see the way she was treated after release by several people and she realised the Taliban treated her more respectfully than they. Not only Yvonne ,any woman could come out safely from Taliban’s hand. View More by This Author. Aug 05, Charmaine Lloyd rated it really liked it.
Retrieved 1 November He replied that he hadn’t.
After her release, her guides Jan Ali and Nagibullah Muhmand, as well as his five-year-old daughter Basmena, were held in prison in Kabul. Taliban’s faith in Allah and their “hospitality” with a inn is something you harldy see in wars of this age. Nov 27, Amanda Francis rated it it was ok Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Her constant fhe and ‘me me me’ attitude made me think that the whole point of the book was to promote herself. She hosted a weekly current affairs and politics show called The Agenda last broadcast on 31 March I was thrown into a jail in Jalalabad, where the toilets were exceptionally unpleasant. Return to Book Page. Jul 10, Udhayt rated it liked it. All were subsequently released without charge or harm.
In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story
She is a vocal supporter of the Palestinian causewhich she took up as a schoolgirl. Click Hads Have iTunes to open it now. The New Zealand Herald. See 1 question about In the Hands of the Taliban….
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In the Hands of the Taliban
When she is caught, she kicks up a stink and won’t cooperate with anything. This book was just The friendships she formed with her fellow hostages, her feelings about her captors and their beliefs, and her discoveries — many of which surprised and baffled her — are all exclusively revealed in detail. Retrieved 15 January Aug 10, Michiko Loebis rated it really liked it Shelves: She had also told the same to colleagues on The Northern Echo and jvonne it in interviews.
I wonder with this one incident how come one journalist came to a conclusion that Taliban are good. In Mayin an assignment for Press TV, she and the film-maker David Miller shot a documentary on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp where they filmed on-site and also interviewed former inmates. The only reason i read it was ghe i wanted to know how she was treated by Talibans.
How hard was that! She also claims that ISIL recruits by promising financial supports and power, and the Taliban is largely run and supported by Afghan people. Qaser Asghar rated it it was amazing Jan 19,