Shame

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 6, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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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I just finish readin this book which I bought. 2 years ago but forgotten about until I come across while doing some cleaning. I feel sad that such culture still exist despite of the modernization. Jasvinder indeed able to make me sunk into her situation & even make me wonder whether would I be as strong as her should I fall into the same situation. The book is an eye opener to all of us & perhaps its time to talk & discuss about it openly. Awareness is indeed crucial & if we keep on denying then there will forever victims like Robina. Cheers to you Jasvinder and am looking forward to read your other book. Keep on writing..
Janeta, Malaysia
 

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About the author (2007)

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE was born and brought up in Derby. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a national project that supports both men and women affected by honour-based crimes and forced marriages. Jasvinder is also an international speaker and a Leading Expert Advisor to the Courts in child and criminal proceedings. Her memoir SHAME was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. Jasvinder has brought the issue of forced marriage into the public eye and helped the Forced Marriage bill go through Parliament. She has won numerous awards for her work including a Metropolitan Police GG2 Diversity Award in 2005. In 2007 she received one of the prestigious Women of the Year awards. Jasvinder was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Derby in 2008. She was awarded a Pride of Britain Award in 2009 and was named a Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year in 2010. In 2011 the Guardian listed Jasvinder amongst the top 100 inspirational women in the world.

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