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The Imam's Daughter

Hannah Shah

The Imam's Daughter

Hannah Shah

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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. How, through her courage and tenacity, she broke free from her background and embraced a new life in the world beyond its confines.

- Publisher Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a Muslim but, 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 determined to make her an honour killing, she had to keep moving house to escape them. Then, worst of all, in her family's eyes, she became a Christian. Some Muslims say converting from Islam is punishable by deathaOne day a mob of forty men came after her, armed with hammers, sticks and knivesawith her father at the fronta The Imam's Daughter is Hannah's gripping u but ultimately inspiring u true story. How, through her courage and determination, she broke free from her background and found a new life beyond its confines u a new life of freedom and love.

- Publisher

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About "The Imam's Daughter"

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. How, through her courage and tenacity, she broke free from her background and embraced a new life in the world beyond its confines.
- Publisher

Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a Muslim but, 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 determined to make her an honour killing, she had to keep moving house to escape them. Then, worst of all, in her family's eyes, she became a Christian. Some Muslims say converting from Islam is punishable by deathaOne day a mob of forty men came after her, armed with hammers, sticks and knivesawith her father at the fronta The Imam's Daughter is Hannah's gripping u but ultimately inspiring u true story. How, through her courage and determination, she broke free from her background and found a new life beyond its confines u a new life of freedom and love.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Hannah Shah

Hannah Shah is a thirty-two-year-old British woman of Pakistani Muslim parentage. After she left her home in the north of England and finished her schooling, she earned a degree in Theology and Religious Studies. She now lives in the south of England, where she is increasingly in demand for speaking engagements to support others facing similar situations. She married for love in the spring of 2008. Visit Hannah's website at www.hannahshah.com.

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  • Catalogue Code 307200
  • Product Code 9781846041488
  • ISBN 1846041481
  • EAN 9781846041488
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Rider
  • Publication Date Jun 2010
  • Sales Rank #89631
  • Dimensions 196 x 130 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.208kg

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