Caged in America: One Woman's Journey Through the Veil

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Pen & Publish, Incorporated, Dec 11, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
An eye-opening expos of culture clash in America Poignant and unflinching, Caged in America tells the riveting true story of one woman's struggle to escape the clenching grip of culture gone wrong. Jasmine Sharif was born into a neighborhood where women symbolize a man's power, sheiks decide who can and cannot marry, and fathers sell their daughters. From innocent daydreams of marrying Prince Charming, through a labyrinth of arranged marriages and divorces, Caged in America follows a remarkable odyssey of deliverance. Unwilling to relent, Jasmine endures one tragedy after another.When defiance severs the last threads of family love, abandoning her to a life of abusive husbands, back-stabbing sisters, and self-degradation, she turns to the Quran. With faith to sustain her and the bright beacon of love for her sons and daughter to light the way, she journeys from the cold Detroit winter to Yemen's hot sands in search of healing. But when she sees her children being scarred by the same culture, her search becomes a desperate flight for freedom.

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