The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali (Paperback)Sabina Khan (author)
Mining issues of family, culture and damaging expectations, Khan’s eye-opening coming-of-age tale follows seventeen-year-old Muslim girl Rukhsana as she is sent to Bangladesh following a fallout with her parents.
A timely and honest coming-of-age story that explores the complicated relationship between identity, culture, family, and love.
Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents' expectations, but lately she's finding that impossible to do. She rolls her eyes when they blatantly favour her brother and saves her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don't know about. If she can just hold out another few months, Rukhsana will be out of her familial home and away from her parents' ever-watchful eyes at Caltech, a place where she thinks she can finally be herself.
But when she is caught kissing her girlfriend Ariana, her devastated parents take Rukhsana to Bangladesh, where everything she had been planning is out of reach. There, immersed in a world of tradition and arranged marriages, Rukhsana finds the perspective she's been looking for in her grandmother's old diary. The only question left for her to answer is: Can she fight for the life she wants without losing her family in the process?
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 201 x 140 x 22 mm
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I loved this book! It had some of the biggest highs and lows of any book I’ve read, but it had a powerful message.
Rukhsana was a very strong character. She went through so much in this story, but it ended on a... More
“Very good- beautifully written!”
This book in my eyes is beautifully written. I’m still currently reading this book but I love how on every page a new drama or secret unfolds. I definitely recommend.
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