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Marthjolly1 Tue 29-Sep-20 09:26:51

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Today 09:24Marthjolly1

A long time back, somewhere in the 80s there was a huge news story about two young sisters who were abducted by their father and taken to his native Afghanistan. Some years later the elder sister escaped and returned to the UK. I think she wrote a book. I have often wondered what became of the 2 girls who I guess would be about 50 something now and I think about them from time to time. Does anyone know of their names or of the book? I would love to read their story.

FannyCornforth Tue 29-Sep-20 09:34:15

I've just had a bit of a Google.
It happened in 1986 and the girls names were Safia, Nadia and Rahannah Saleh (if this is the event that you were thinking of).
I can't find anything about a book though.

Marthjolly1 Tue 29-Sep-20 10:18:26

Thank you Fanny. That gives me something to go on.

lemsip Tue 29-Sep-20 11:12:35

google this sentence. link wouldn't work
Safia Saleh, 34, abducted from Cardiff as baby, returns home
24 January 2019..... bbc news wales. no book mentioned though

lemsip Tue 29-Sep-20 11:32:58 . if you google this, it 's photos and long article

Marthjolly1 Tue 29-Sep-20 12:43:02

Thankyou. I've just read the article and feel it must be the same story although I was sure there were just 2 girls. Interesting there was a TV programme last month which I will look up on iPlayer. I dont watch much telly so hadnt heard about it.

JuneRose Sun 18-Oct-20 18:42:02

Not without my daughter is a similar story.

wiggys52 Fri 30-Oct-20 22:26:09

Marthjolly1 I have read the book fairly recently, but it was in my kindle unlimited, so it's been returned and I can't remember the title unfortunately. But maybe through amazon you can trace it. It was a fascinating book, from the sisters' time in Cardiff to when the father took them back to his home. He obviously just didn't care. How she remained so resilient is incredible. I hope you can track it down.