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 - Amy - Goodreads
I was not overly impressed with this book. certainly it shed some light on the patriarchial culture and the culture of shame that frequently happens in South Asian communities, but while reading this ... Read full review
Review: ShameUser Review - Saud Anis - Goodreads
shame was inspirational heartwarming and yet quite overwhelming,the author gave one side of the picture as the torture and misfortune she went through is undoubtedly not acceptable in any society but ... Read full review