The Sunday Times top ten bestselling story of one girl's choice between family honour and personal happiness, from the publishers of UGLY. 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.
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Review: ShameUser Review - Madeleine McLaughlin - Goodreads
I listed this under true-crime because of the honor-based abuse this woman went through. This book gives us Westerners an insight into the pressures and expectations of our Asian immigrant families and how fear can twist them in what is supposed to be a welcoming and open society. Read full review
Review: ShameUser Review - Srood - Goodreads
I started to read this book yesterday; finished it today. I could not help but to follow Jas, I was nosy? interfering? I think I was more haunted by the familiarity of the phenomenon in my community, there was instances in which I could have sworn that she was talking to me. Read full review