Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book Review The Imam's Daughter: My Desperate Flight to Freedom by Hannah Shah

The Imam's Daughter: My Desperate Flight to Freedom 

by Hannah Shah

Reviewed by: Tonya

Source:Purchased Copy Genre: Memoir

About Book

Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a devout Muslim in a family of Pakistani Muslims in England, but behind the front door, she was a caged butterfly. For many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home. At sixteen, she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she gathered the courage to run away. Relentlessly hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were intent on executing an 'honor' killing, she moved from house to house in perpetual fear to escape them. Over time, she converted to Christianity and was able to live and marry as she wished. Hannah found the courage to live her life free from shame, free from religious intolerance, and free from the abuse that haunted her childhood. This is a remarkable true story of how a young girl escaped a life of torture ... a story you won't forget.

My Thoughts

 First let me say I have heard of these kinds of things happening before, have watched documentaries, etc but reading it here in this book "The Imam's Daughter" by Hannah Shah I felt like I was right there, seeing these things happen, feeling her pain, wishing I could bring her out of that life she was forced to live for so very long. Then to watch her slowly grow confident, and free day by day, the book draws you in, keeps you in to the very end - best based on a true story I have ever read. I recommend it to everyone.