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My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself

by Zeba Talkhani - £14.99  Hodder & Stoughton (2020)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781473684058 | ISBN 10: 1473684056

28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK.
 
Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as an outsider and examines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she experienced hair loss at a young age.
 
Rejecting the traditional path her culture had chosen for her, Talkhani became financially independent and married on her own terms in the UK. Drawing on her personal experiences Talkhani shows how she fought for the right to her individuality as a Muslim feminist and refused to let negative experiences define her.

(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)

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In booklists: Muslim Feminism, Biography and Autobiography, Women's Biography and Autobiography, Women and Islam,
In categories: Feminism & Women, History & Biography, Spirituality, World - Middle East,

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