Daughters of Shame (Paperback)Jasvinder Sanghera (author)
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'I listen to those stories - told by women who have been drugged, beaten, imprisoned, raped and terrorised within the walls of the homes they grew up in. I listen and I am humbled by their resilience.'
Jasvinder Sanghera knows what it means to flee from your family under threat of forced marriage - and to face the terrible consequences that follow. As a young girl that was just what she had to do.
Jasvinder is now at the frontline of the battle to save women from the honour-based violence and threat of forced marriage that destroyed her own youth. Daughters of Shame reveals the stories of young women such as Shazia, kidnapped and taken to Pakistan to marry a man she had never met; and Banaz, murdered by her own family after escaping an abusive marriage.
By turns frightening, enthralling and uplifting, Daughters of Shame reveals Jasvinder as a woman heedless of her own personal safety as she fights to help these women, in a world where the suffering and abuse of many is challenged by the courage of the few.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm
a gripping account...heartfelt and brave * Now *
Gripping, and anger-fuelling . . . this is an important book, written with calm, steady intelligence * India Knight Sunday Times *
In her simple, straightforward prose, Sanghera tells one heartbreaking story after another . . . DAUGHTERS OF SHAME is as gripping and moving as any work of fiction, yet surprisingly uplifting. A must read. * She *
To say you will read it with your heart in your mouth is an understatement . . . plain-speaking, fearless book * Metro *
'She tells her story with the pace and vivid turn of phrase of a true writer . . . SHAME is an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty.' * The Sunday Times on SHAME *
Genuinely moving and uplifting. * Lorraine Kelly on SHAME *
One of the most powerful things I have read. * David Cameron on SHAME *
'A vivid, honest and deeply moving narrative of despair, courage and hope.' * Lord Lester speaking in Parliamentary debate on SHAME *
'Unbeaten and eloquent' * Evening Standard on SHAME *
'A success story to inspire anyone . . . recounted deftly and without apology.' * Time Magazine on SHAME *
'Heart-wrenching' * Daily Mail on SHAME *
'It will open your eyes to the horrors that are real for some women.' * Sydney Daily Telegraph on SHAME *
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