• Title English : “Pearl and Shell – 2016 Reader’s Award”
• Author : Nadia Hashimi
• Pages : 576 Sheet
• Publisher : Milady (June 17, 2016)
• Collection : MILADY LITTE
• ISBN-10: 2811217266
• ISBN-13: 978-2811217266
• Product Dimensions : 17,8 x 2,4 x 11,4 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, DOCx and ePUB
• Price : €
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• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6/10
♦Description : “The fate of these girls who are subject to the law of men has revolted us. ” Current wife
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“A novel that we do not let go …” The 8 Feathers
Thousands of readers have made their choice! After Jojo Moyes, Nadia Hashimi wins the 2016 Reader’s Prize with The Pearl and the Shell.
Kabul, 2007. Since he was enlisted in the Taliban forces, Rahima’s father is only a shadow of himself. Without him, his mother and sisters are not allowed to leave the house.
Their only hope lies in the tradition of bacha posh, which allows under certain conditions to disguise a girl until she is old enough to marry. Rahima then becomes Rahim, and discovers a freedom that will give birth in her a desire for emancipation as strong as that experienced by her grandmother, Shekiba, a century earlier. The destinies of these two women are echoed, and allow a captivating exploration of the status of women in Afghanistan.”
“Nadia Hashimi lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where she is a pediatrician. His parents left Afghanistan in the 1970s, before the Soviet invasion. They returned to their home country for the first time in 2002 with their daughter. A remarkable journey that allows him to discover in a new light the history and the culture of Afghanistan which his novels are impregnated.
Nadia Hashimi was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey and Afghanistan. His parents are both from Afghanistan who left in the early 1970s before the Soviet invasion. She is the author of four novels, “The pearl and the shell”, a youth book inspired by this one: “My life of Basha Posh”, “Provided that the night is over” and “If the moon lights our steps.”