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Shackled Sisters

Elahi, Aisha

Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
ISBN 10: 1500868132 / ISBN 13: 9781500868130
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Titel: Shackled Sisters

Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: This book is an insight into the lives of British women of South Asian heritage, living right here in Britain today. Born into two very different cultures, these stories display the struggles faced by these women as they try to navigate their way through life, juggling two very different cultures in a rapidly changing world. Read the stories of British born Nafisa who was forced to forget the love of her life and marry her first cousin. Read about Yasmin and the devastating aftermath of sexual abuse suffered at the hands of her Indian uncle. Read about the western lifestyle that Shabeena lived, the sex, drugs, betrayals and repercussions she faced. Read about Parveen, brought to the UK by her husband to then be dumped for an American bride and passport. Read about Farzana who went to university, found love and tasted freedom. Laugh and cry with Salma and Ameera as they talk about mosque, physical abuse, Djinns, a controlling culture and their lives today as modern, unmarried, British Indian women. This book is a door into a hidden world, illustrating how cultural values can allow human rights violations to prosper, how religion, cultures, customs and traditions are keeping women shackled and how reputation and honour is worth more than happiness, freedom and love.

Über den Autor: I have been writing for as long as I can remember and credit this passion to an amazing English teacher. I never thought I would write a book particularly a non fiction but that came naturally. It has most definitely been a labour of love and of relentless drive- This book just HAD to be written. In Shackled Sisters, the prologue tells you about the reasons for writing the book and every word of that is true. I passionately believe that these stories need to be told and this has been reinforced by the number of communications I get from men and some women, from the Asian community who tell me the stories are fabricated, not true, rubbish and so forth. This is a insult to all those women who have suffered and continue to suffer because of cultural and religious constraints. Shackled sisters was a particularly difficult book to write. Some of the stories completely broke me, editing them again and again was torturous at times. What makes this more saddening is the fact that I know these women. I see them, I talk to them, I laugh with them and I cry with them. I watch them as they gracefully continue with their lives. So brave. So strong. I always love hearing from fans and try my absolute best to reply to all fan mail and questions so please don't hesitate. Thank you to all who have written to tell me their stories, please know I read EVERY one. You can find me on all the main social media outlets and I will announced details of my second book soon. Something about me: I like to pretend that I'm in my 20's but alas, that is not the case although if you tell me I look 24 then you shall be my best friend for a long time. I love my beautiful, spoilt cat, my wonderful partner and most of the beautiful things we have in this world. You can find me on solitary walks or sat somewhere tapping away on my laptop trying to make my coffee last. One day I want to learn how to cook rice and boil the perfect egg but for now, I want to and will continue writing and letting the world know the stories of those who don't have a voice they can safely use. Much love xx

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