Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A House Without Windows - Nadia Hashimi

Zeba is married with four young children when her husband is found in her yard and her life changes as she is put in prison - but it is not just her story that we learn about, we get to hear about the other Afghani women who are often put into prison for whispering  and rumors.   It was shocking to me that these were stories from a modern age and not from hundreds of years ago, and that women and girls could be treated with such contempt.

This is a story that will stick with me for some time, and I look forward to seeking out the authors other novels. 4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It's sad that many cultures haven't moved out of the dark ages, and many in them don't want to.