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Zeina Nassar

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How I triumphed against all the odds as a boxer
  • date of publication: 21.09.2020
  • 208 Pages
  • hanserblau
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 978-3-446-26654-4
  • Deutschland: 15,00 €
  • Österreich: 15,50 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-26737-4
  • E-Book Deutschland: 6,99 €

“Even if I don’t make it myself, many other woman will also have the opportunity. That makes me incredibly proud.”

At the age of thirteen, Zeina Nassar already knew she wanted to box. Because she refuses to take off her headscarf in the ring, she isn’t allowed to take part in competitions for a long time. But Zeina won’t be dictated to; she forges her own path. Her parents, who are from Lebanon, don’t want her to box? Zeina convinces them with a fifteen-minute lecture. The German dress code at competitions doesn’t allow religious women like Zeina to box in a headscarf? Then the regulations have to change. On an international level, women are not allowed to enter the ring wearing a hijab? Then the rule has to be abolished.
Zeina is not just an exceptional sportswoman; the sociology student travels around the world as an ambassador for education and fights internationally for equal rights.
Proof of where a woman’s willpower can take her: in her compelling and inspiring memoir, Zeina writes for the first time about her struggles and setbacks. And about the importance of never losing sight of your goal.

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