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  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846041488
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $29.99
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The Imam's Daughter




The extraordinary true story of how an imam's daughter escaped her abused childhood - now in paperback

Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a devout family of Muslims in the north of 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 16 she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she ran away. Hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were intent on making her an honour killing, she had to keep moving house to escape them, and complete her education.

Worst of all, from her family's point of view, she converted to Christianity and eventually found freedom in the anonymity of the south of England - to live (and marry) as she wished, and to be free of the shame of her childhood.

Offering an extraordinary look at the lifestyle and beliefs of her family, and the rigid ideas of 'shame' and 'honour' they used to oppress her, The Imam's Daughter also shines a light on contemporary Western culture. Most of all, though, this is the inspiring story of Hannah Shah herself. Ho

  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846041488
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Hannah Shah

Hannah Shah is a 32-year-old British woman of Pakistani Muslim parentage. After she left her home in the north of England, and finished her schooling, she took a degree in Theology and Religious Studies. She now lives in the south of England where she is increasingly in demand to give talks and support others facing similar situations. She married for love in Spring 2008.

Praise for The Imam's Daughter

Brilliant and compelling...raises issues which are worthy of serious consideration and discussion

Baroness Cox

Terrifying

Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

Compelling

Church Times

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