The Imam's Daughter: My Desperate Flight to Freedom

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Harper Collins, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a devout Muslim in a family of Pakistani Muslims in England, but behind the front door, she was a caged butterfly. For many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home. At sixteen, she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she gathered the courage to run away. Relentlessly hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were intent on executing an “honor” killing, she moved from house to house in perpetual fear to escape them. Over time, she converted to Christianity and was able to live and marry as she wished. Hannah found the courage to live her life free from shame, free from religious intolerance, and free from the abuse that haunted her childhood. This is a remarkable true story of how a young girl escaped a life of torture … a story you won't forget.

 

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Gripping and Well Written

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The Imam’s Daughter by Hannah Shah is a gripping autobiography of her life as part of a devout Pakistani family growing up in England. Hannah recounts how she grew up in a world within a world; in ... Read full review

An Inspiring, hopeful read

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The Imam’s Daughter Hannah Shah “My father was the Imam; my father was the mosque.” The world Hannah was born into meant her father has absolute power over nearly everyone, especially his family. A ... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2010)

Hannah Shah is a thirty-two-year-old British woman of Pakistani Muslim parentage. After she left her home in the north of England and finished her schooling, she earned a degree in Theology and Religious Studies. She now lives in the south of England, where she is increasingly in demand for speaking engagements to support others facing similar situations. She married for love in the spring of 2008. Visit Hannah's website at www.hannahshah.com.

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