by JasvinderSanghera (Author)


When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. She was terrified. She'd witnessed the torment her sisters endured in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home, grief-stricken when her parents disowned her. Shame" is the heart-rending true story of a young girl's attempt to escape from a cruel, claustrophobic world where family honour mattered more than anything -- sometimes more than life itself. Jasvinder's story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour -- and, finally, triumph over adversity.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Published: 25 Jan 2007

ISBN 10: 0340924608
ISBN 13: 9780340924600

Media Reviews
'She tells her story with the pace and vivid turn of phrase of a true writer ... SHAME is an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty.' -- The Sunday Times 'A vivid, honest and deeply moving narrative of despair, courage and hope.' -- Lord Lester speaking in Parliamentary debate 'Angry, sad and profoundly disturbing, Jasvinder Sanghera's account of fleeing an arranged marriage is a powerful read' -- The London Paper 'The glossy cover doesn't prepare you for the impact this book has on its reader ... It gives me hope that there are people like the author of this book who are willing to write their experiences with such passion and clarity. A must-read.' -- Asians in Media 'Unbeaten and eloquent' -- Evening Standard 'It will open your eyes to the horrors that are real for some women' -- Sydney Daily Telegraph 'A success story to inspire anyone ... recounted deftly and without apology.' -- Time Magazine 'Heart-wrenching ... Sanghera's book will fuel debate and, perhaps, confound those groups who delude themselves into thinking that all is harmony in our multi-racial cities. But ignore these issues and our treasured, traditional British way of life will be further jeopardised.' -- Daily Mail
Author Bio
Jasvinder Sanghera is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a community-based project to help Asian women affected by domestic and honour-based violence. She went on to found Asian women's refuges in Derby and Stoke. She was born in Derby to Indian-born parents.