Author(s): Jasvinder Sanghera

Biography & Memoir

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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'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 ... a powerful read' -- The London Paper 'Unbeaten and eloquent' -- Evening Standard 'A success story to inspire anyone.' -- Time Magazine 'Heart-wrenching.' -- Daily Mail 'The glossy cover doesn't prepare you for the impact this book has ... 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

Jasvinder Sanghera is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a community-based project that supports South Asian women affected by domestic violence and honour-based crimes. She was born in Derby.

General Fields

  • : 9780340924624
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : Hodder Paperback
  • : September 2007
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2011
  • : books

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  • : Jasvinder Sanghera
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 362.8292092
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