Monday, April 13, 2009

A Muslim Woman at the Crossroads: THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD: A NOVEL

From childhood, willful intelligent Saira Qader broke the boundaries between her family's traditions and her desire for independence. A free-spirited and rebellious Muslim-American of Indo-Pakistani descent, she rejected constricting notions of of family, duty, obligation, and fate, choosing instead to become a journalist, the world her home.

Five years later tragedy strikes, throwing Saira's life into turmoil. Now the woman who chased the world to uncover the details of other lives must confront the truths of her own. In the acclaimed debut novel from Nafisa Haji, The Writing on My Forehead, Saira looks to the stories of those who came before--her grandparents, a beloved aunt, her mother and her father. 

"A moving meditation on the meaning of family, tradition, and the ties that bind. The Writing on My Forehead is lyrical and touching."--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

1 comment:

  1. This was a beautifully written story about family bonds, and I loved the way the author weaved in the historical time of India's partition, from the Indian Muslim family's perspective, with Indian life in London and America. A very compelling novel, I enjoyed it thoroughly.