"My Forbidden Face" takes you back to the days of the taliban and the atrocities perpetrated as viewed by the author. The taliban became infamous for imposing sharia and saudi influenced wahhabism under pakistani support and tacit American approval. Amidst introducing public executions and destroying afghani heritage including the historic buddhist statues at bamiyan, they introduced measures to put down women.
The book lets the readers in to the troubled past that afghanis and people in kabul lived through, especially the troubles faces by women. Its a poignant story on life under the Taliban and an inspiring story of a fight against all odds.