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Shame
Author: Jasvinder Sanghera

ISBN: 9780340924624
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 December 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.3 x 1.9
Description:
When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. She was terrified. She d witnessed the torment her sisters endured in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home, grief-stricken when her parents disowned her.

Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl s attempt to escape from a cruel, claustrophobic world where family honour mattered more than anything sometimes more than life itself. Jasvinder s story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour and, finally, triumph over adversity.

About the Author

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE was born and brought up in Derby. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a national project that supports both men and women affected by honour-based crimes and forced marriages. Jasvinder is also an international speaker and a Leading Expert Advisor to the Courts in child and criminal proceedings. Her memoir SHAME was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. Jasvinder has brought the issue of forced marriage into the public eye and helped the Forced Marriage...

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