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Daughters of Shame Paperback – 6 Aug 2009
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Sanghera tells each terrible story, in an honest, compassionate way - making this book a must-read for all. (Sun)
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)
In her new top ten bestseller Jasvinder Sanghera tells the harrowing and moving stories of women trapped in forced marriages.See all Product description
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`Daughters of Shame' focuses on Jasvinder's journey to get the public sectors, government to become more knowledgeable on honour killings and forced marriages. while her organisation starts to develop we are introduced to some of the women whom she has helped and who have also taken an active part in bring honour killings and forced marriages into the spotlight. There is even a story on a man who married out of `honour' even though he didn't want to.
Some of the things the women went through can be quite gritty and one or two publicise honour killings are mentioned in the book. Despite this the girls have a lot of love for their families and it is evident that they are stuck between their own freedom, their love for their family and the family honour.
I feel that Jasvinder exposes an ugly truth but tackles it in an appropriate manner; it has widened my eyes to what is happening in the UK.
Overall it is a great read; I would recommend this book to anyone.
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