Not a particuliar easy read; both, from a readibility perspective and subject matter. Leaves one wondering about the true reality of Afghan politics and cultural attitudes towards women. Both Malalai Joya and Fawzia Koffi share somewhat similiar views on the these two issues; but, differ in their approach and are critical of each other, Malalai Joya much more so than Koofi. Difficult to know who is more "on track". Joya is much harsher in her judgement of others and the US in particuliar than Koofi. However, both individuals paint a depressing picture of the political and cultural reality of today's Afghanistan.