Western Daughter
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Do Muslim girls living in the West belong to their faith or to their society? Nadia's parents seem to think she belongs to them. Already they have subjected her elder sister to female genital mutilation and married her to a devout husband. What chance does Nadia stand? Wanting to share the lifestyle and opportunities of her school friends, even her preference for a secular education awakens suspicions from people for whom a Westernized girl has betrayed her faith and shamed her community. Treated as the enemy within, is Nadia strong enough to tough out the challenges? Will the love of a black boyfriend make for the ally she needs, or will this trigger the very crisis she fears? Tense and topical, Jay Joseph has given non-Muslims an insider's eye to the tensions and issues within a Muslim community in the West, as well as the story of one daughter's bid to break free.
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