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4.0 out of 5 stars
A very pleasant easy read about the horrors of the honour system and the inflexibility of the Pakistani Muslims., 22 Sep 2009
I read this book, It is a little shocking but it is written in a very easy to read pleasant style.
Its no blockbuster with twists and turns , It is basically the story of Hannah until she is about 18- 20
It is of no surprise to me but then again I am aware of how the British Muslims from Pakistan who emigrated here en masse behave
They have not integrated for the most part
I usually call Bradford little Pakistan. Bradford being a case in point is full of people who migrated here en masse with the proceeds of a Dam recompensation system when a river was dammed to make a reservoir and hydroelectric station.
The compensation money came and they came over with a full village and en masse and settled in one place.
The comparison you can draw is Corby Where there are people who grow up with Scottish accents in the middle of Northamptonshire.
They had no need to integrate because they brought the whole village with them, and unfortunately the same mentality and they are fixed at that level.
Hannah has taken a brave step. I wish her well It is the beginning of a new life for her.