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Purple dandelion : a Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression

Author: Farida Sultana; Shila Nair
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Exisle, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her adulthood and married life.
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Purple dandelion [electronic resource] : a Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression
Named Person: Farida Sultana; Farida Sultana
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farida Sultana; Shila Nair
ISBN: 9781921497537 192149753X
OCLC Number: 693553815
Description: 247 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Helen Clark -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue -- A good Muslim girl -- The Madrasa -- Dolls and childbirth -- Nina, Shazia and Jahan Ara -- Spreading my wings -- Losing Abba -- My nikah -- Maya -- In Iran -- A good Muslim wife -- The modern-day slave -- Love in the midst of war -- Working on the marriage -- Farewell, Iran -- Through Turkey -- Brick Lane -- Where can I turn? -- Life in the women's refuge -- Maya returns -- Struggle for survival -- Reconciliation in Brunei -- The land of the long white cloud -- Shakti, New Zealand -- Cultural differences -- Shakti finds a home -- At the crossroads -- Different paths, different journeys -- Refuge for migrant women -- Believing in myself -- Discovering dyslexia -- Karamjit Kaur -- An unexpected award -- A new journey -- Being Muslim -- Keeping the faith -- Finding myself -- Epilogue.
Responsibility: Farida Sultana with Shila Nair ; foreword by Helen Clark.

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