Monday, September 3, 2012

Turn The page Tuesday/ Mirage

This book sat on my shelf for years. I almost gave it away numerous times but am so glad I didn't. "Mirage" by Soheir Khashoggi is an intriguing read and gives you insight into Middle Eastern cultures. It makes you think of the lives many Arab women live.

 The engrossing story of Amira, a young girl from a wealthy and powerful family. Mirage takes you behind the veil of secrecy to expose the real lives of women in today's harems.

 Amira expects to be sold into marriage and to never step outside her house without being swathed in black veils and accompanied by an escort. But she's not prepared for the savagery of the husband she first meets on her wedding night, or the increasingly oppressive control he is allowed to exert over her. Finally, in a daring attempt to save her own life and sanity, she escapes with her baby to start a new life in the United States. But her past-and her powerful husband-won't give her up easily.

 Mirage is also the story of other harem women. From the stoning death of a young mother convicted of adultery to the desperate measures taken by a wife whose husband has brought a second wife into their home. Mirage tells the stories of the enduring strength and courage of women who defy the yoke of male dominance.

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Adrienne said...

oh wow! That books sounds so good. I'm going to have to add it to my list. I can't imagine living like that.

Paula said...

Oh! This is the one you were telling me about that sounded so good! Certainly a whole different world from the one we live in.

Sara said...

This one sounds so intriguing..yet another for my list! Thanks!