A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
Zeba, an Afghani woman, is charged with murdering her husband. The story of injustice, sisterhood, and the lengths that a mother will take to protect her child (or another’s) will keep you on edge. The story revolves around Zeba’s arrest, time in prison and her lawyer’s attempts to defend her against a justice system that only considers a woman’s word as half that of a man’s. Family secrets are slowly revealed throughout the book adding twists and surprises along the way. The book brings to light the many injustices done to women, even today, in a country caught between the past and the future.
Nadia Hashimi has also written The Pearl that Broke Its Shell and When the Moon is Low.
Join us for Book Buzz on January 12th at 1:30 at the Cumming Library for a discussion of this fascinating novel.
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