Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women provides a remarkable insight into the lives of the women in Afghanistan with whom the author lived and worked. Despite the many hardships in their lives they are not all hopeless downtrodden victims but women of courage, determined to make the best of life for themselves and their children.
Readers are taken on a journey from the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to the remote mountainous region of Hazara Jat, allowing them to get to know – and care about – the women as they deal with djinn, health classes, life and love.
For this award there is no panel of judges; the winner in each category is decided entirely by members of the public who can read extracts of the shortlisted titles before casting their vote.
Mary said: “I’m thrilled to have been nominated for The People’s Book Prize. However, I’m up against some strong contenders, including Roger Moore writing about James Bond, who are published by mainstream publishers. I’m really hoping the indie author community will get behind Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni and vote for it.”
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