From Sleep Unbound
From Sleep Unbound portrays the life of Samya, an Egyptian woman who is taken at age 15 from her Catholic boarding school and forced into a loveless and humiliating marriage. Eventually sundered from every human attachment, Samya lapses into despair and despondence, and finally an emotionally caused paralysis. But when she shakes off the torpor of sleep, the sleep of avoidance, she awakens to action with the explosive energy of one who has been reborn.
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Chedid is an Egyptian born and raised French writer. This novel tells the story of Samya a young girl taken out of a catholic convent school at 14 and forced into an arranged marriage with a much ... Read full review
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