A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum.

This is a very raw, heartbreaking, thought provoking read. About love, secrets, culture and family honour. Its split into 2 time lines past and present. Which works so well and it vital to the flow of the book.

A story through the eyes of a young Muslim woman Isra. Who finds herself being forcefully married. How her married life is played out in America- where she is hoping change and more freedom. But finds out that culture and honour is the same in Pakestine or America.

Then there is the present day Deya who is 18 and living in America and knows exactly what she wants and it isn’t having to see suitors or getting married. But her grandmother has different ideas.

I would put this up there as my book of the year. Its written so well and the characters are truly believable.

Highly highly recommended 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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