Monday, December 1, 2014

The Pearl that broke its shell by Nadia Hashimi

This book was really illuminating when it
comes to women's rights in certain Muslim countries. Two stories are presented:  that of Rahima, who as a child, lives as a boy in able to allow her to attend school which she can not do as a young girl and Shekiba her great-great grandma, who also lived as male for a time. Shekiba lives in the time when Afghanistan first gains its independence and Rahima lives under the Taluban and the American war in Afghanistan. Not my favorite book but definitely worh readin and a true education on how lucky we are, as females, to live here. 

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