Nov 16, 11
Read from November 15 to 16, 2011
Told in the first person the book concerns the true fight for justice by the author. She talks about the status of women in Pakistan and the way they are controlled by men. Her courage is amazing and she continues to fight for herself, to help others who come to her for help and has also set up a school to educate girls so that they do not grow up illiterate (funded by charity) and boys (state funded) to try and counteract the prevailing culture. The caste system is overlayered with feuds where a woman can be used as a bargaining counter to right wrongs (perceived and actual) and rape is often one of the ways of retribution after which she is expected to commit suicide. An unsettling read.