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A Woman Is No Man (Paperback)

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This is the story of three generations of Palestinian-American women living in Brooklyn who are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture. It is a fascinating, horrifying, unvarnished glimpse at their world.  (The author was raised by Palestinian immigrants in Brooklyn so writes with authority.) I became completely immersed in the lives of these women and I left them with a better understanding of who they are ...not one-dimensional. In her letter to the reader Etaf hopes that people from both inside and outside her community will read this book and see "the strength and resiliency of our women." I certainly did.

— Rene

March 2019 Indie Next List

A Woman Is No Man gives a rare and terrifying look into the lives of three generations of Palestinian and Palestinian-American women. Readers are invited into the secret world of these women living in Palestine and then Brooklyn; we watch nervously as they try to navigate and reconcile their two worlds — the violent, patriarchal world at home and the confusing, anti-cultural world outside their front door. I cringed at the pain and cheered at the successes of the women I came to know. This beautifully written book shines a light on an important topic. It is a story that must be told and, as importantly, must be heard.”
— Debra Barrett, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9786047777921
ISBN-10: 6047777929
Publisher: Gioi
Publication Date: April 1st, 2020
Language: Vietnamese

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