M a place of insecurity While I can t relate to most of Zeba s xperiences this uote really resonated with me She knew her value and wasn t going to waste her time nabling fragile masculinity To say this book is powerful would be an understatement After meeting Zeba on Sunday at a festival where we were both appearing I was interested in reading her story It is a fascinating #Take On Her Family And Her Journey To Independence But #on her family and her journey to independence "But For Me Was What "for me was what to her when she finally arrived in Britain I don t think we read many memoirs of younger women unless they are of the Eat Pray Love ilk and this one is crucial reading It should be mandatory for women in their thirties that want to dissect and interrogate their behaviour towards Muslim women Zeba not being really accepted in academia or white feminist circles is a mirror we should hold up to ourselvesHer story is incredibly well written and I look forward to the next volume as she certainly will have many stories to tell I hate that there are so few Muslim feminist perspectives getting attention these days It seems like all the mainstream commentary around Muslim women is led by non Muslims and usually white men using these women o Cover has a small tea. N for her Talkhani became financially independent and married on her own terms in the UK Drawing on her personal xperiences Talkhani shows how she fought for the right to her individuality as a Muslim feminist and refused to let negative xperiences define A brilliant memoir this is the story of multiple cultures and an insight into life in Saudi Arabia If you are interested in women s rights and feminism this is a book for you Zeba writes so beautifully and the book flows so well that I finished it in two days Absolutely loved Zeba s book Beautifully written very insightful and balanced A particularly important read in today s climate and increasing fear of the other it shows there is no such thing as other and the role the patriarchy has to play all around the world 35 but i ll round it upCaptivating and a well written uniue story about her life with her struggles However when you hear about the side characters it makes the author s issues seem so trivial considering the support she s gotten from her family and her privileges WOW In this memoir Zeba Talkhani talks about her xperiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs and her journey abroad to India Germany and the UK to find freedom as a young woman while she rejects the traditional path her culture has chosen from her This book is important and a MUST READ for a variety of reasonsDrawing from her personal xperiences she talks about immigration in a new way and shows how she fought for the. 'A brave new voice that reaches out to us all' Miranda Doyle author of A Book of Untruths28 year #old Zeba Talkhani charts her xperiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's #Zeba Talkhani charts her xperiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's and her journey to find freedom in. .
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Right to her individuality as a feminist Muslim and refused to let negative xperiences define her Her powerful and honest storytelling made it feel as if you were having a conversation with a friend and I felt so many different motions while reading itTalkhani addresses the patriarchy and the pressures it puts on women to look a certain way take on certain roles and to know their place in society She talks about inappropriate behaviour from men in her family and about the power men have over women in a culture that teaches women to remain silent in the face of violation of women s bodies Her decision to distance her self from conventional beauty and marriage aspirations led to alienation from not only her community but also from her motherShe talks about peer ineuality and how her father s support of her ducation and career is rare despite his difficulties with coming to terms with it mentioning her female friends who were unable to be free from the restrictions caused by the patriarchy with their parents refusing to pay for higher ducation and choosing instead to invest in their sons Investing in my sense of self and divorcing it from the perceptions of others protected me from making life altering choices fro. India Germany and the UKTalkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as #an outsider and xamines her relationship with
mother and challenges she faced when she xperienced hair loss at a #outsider and xamines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she xperienced hair loss at a age Rejecting the traditional path her culture had chose.her mother and