Charlotte Readers Podcast: Kimberley Motley

Kimberley Motley

“Lawless”

In today’s episode, we meet Kimberley Motley, author of the book “Lawless,” which recounts her unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world’s most dangerous places.

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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In today’s episode, we meet Kimberley Motley, author of the book “Lawless,” which recounts her unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world’s most dangerous places.

This is an extraordinary story of a US woman who became the first foreign lawyer to practice in Afghanistan. The book is a memoir, but it also has the feel of a page-turning suspense novel, where Kimberley Motley faces one unique, difficult and dangerous legal case after another.

Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, Kimberley’s legal work swiftly morphed into a personal mission – to bring “justness” to the defenseless and voiceless.

We start the show with Kimberley reading a section from her book about one of her clients named Irene, where she shows how Irene wound up with a severe prison sentence and explains that when women go to prison in Afghanistan, their children often go with them.

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