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This should be essential reading for all secondary school students.,
This review is from: Three Cups Of Tea (Paperback)I was, until my very recent retirement, the Headteacher of a Church of England primary school where 90% of pupils were Muslim and a majority of those came from the Punjab or Kashmir. I don't normally read non-fiction, but was attracted to this book because of its links to both education and the South Asian Muslim culture.
How glad I am that I chose it. What an inspirational story! I read it in two days. It gave such a true reflection of the real Islam, one which values education and most importantly values the contribution that women make to society. It reflected my experience of the Muslim culture over the many years I have worked with Muslim children and their families. I am neither a Christian, nor a Muslim, but have found that true Christians and Muslims respect each others faith.
Greg Mortenson endured great hardship, two fatwa and long separation from his family to pursue his dream of educational provision for all the children living in those isolated mountain or border regions. What a humanitarian! He really should be awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2009 21:46:13 BDT
Johanna Stirling says:
It should be required reading for politicians too!
Posted on 29 Dec 2009 02:38:38 GMT
Mr Tea-Mole says:
Thank you for this review - your comments are heartening and inspirational.
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Linda A. Thompson says:
It just shows what one man can do with a determination to succeed.
Posted on 18 Jul 2010 14:49:40 BDT
Richard Mahony says:
Thanks for the interesting review. But am I the only one slightly perturbed to read you state that you were "until your very recent retirement, the Headteacher of a Church of England primary school", and that "you don't normally read non-fiction"? I looked at your other review on Amazon UK where you said that you got your knowledge of history from reading fictionalised accounts. Did this just start on retirement, or is it a life long habit?
I think it's essential that all those involved in the education of young minds have a good grasp of history and of science, just to mention two important areas of non-fiction, and that they keep up to date with what's happening in today's world. Novels used to despised by serious minded Victorians as fit only for frivolous young ladies who had nothing better to do with their time than fritter it away in the world of fantasy. The older I get, the more right I think some of the Victorian moralists were.
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A. Wright says:
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 16:27:46 BDT
What a refreshing outlook!
I fully agree this book is very educational, not only lessons in culture and acceptance but also in life in general, politics, history, and geography.
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