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Invisible Women: True Stories of Courage And Survival

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Many of the women who contacted Jacky after the publication of Fatwa identified with her horrific story of abuse and violent harassment. Jacky has interviewed some of these women, from different races and religions, whose suffering has remained invisible within society. From the woman who was neglected and abused by her whole family as a child to a teenage girl fighting a
Paperback, 275 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published 2005)
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Stef Rozitis
I expected a lot more than I got from this book, even though I thought I had modest expectations, given that the author was seemingly not primarily a writer but just someone who had something important to share with us. And it was important. Her premise that many women are "invisible" and she has a narrow interpretation of this invisibility as focusing only on women who are suffering some sort of individualised abuse (as opposed to the systemic abuses of poverty and ageism which for me would hav ...more
Sabrina Rutter
Oct 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
First I want to start by saying that if your going to read this you should read FATWA first because the first few chapters are about what Jacky did after escaping her abusive Egyptian husband. I was so glad that she wrote about what her life was like once she escaped! When most people/authors write a book updating their lives from where they left off in their first memoir they usually write way to much of what was in the first book, but not Jacky! I was so relieved that I got the update without ...more
Jan 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
A collection of true to life accounts from women around the world who all have had to endure physical or mental abuse at the hands of others. Some stories are extremely disturbing leaving a very sad feeling of depression and even anger at how people in the world we share today can oppress others and destroy their lives.

Still a good book, eye opening and I find Jacky Trevannes style of writing mentally absorbing and straight to the point.
Johan D'Haenen
Aan bepaalde verhalen mocht gewerkt worden... de reacties van de schrijfster blijven soms wel erg naIef, maar een echt luisterend oor hebben is en blijft natuurlijk heel waardevol.
Raechelle Thomas
Mar 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Some of the stories in this book saddend and angered me-like the woman who was literally treated like a dog and put into a kennel by here Libyan husband. Other stories just did not move me at all as I was expecting them all to be about women who had married middle eastern men to then be subjected to abuse and controlling behaviour as often happens when women marry them-as it seems quite normal in their culture.
The stories about women being depressed because they became mothers and housewives ju
Michelle Sibley
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I did enjoy some of the stories in this book but i cant help a niggling feeling that this woman isnt qualified to give the advice she does so in a way is this book really appropriate? With regards to her own story, i myself have lived in Egypt for the past 6 years and although i havent experienced it personally i have heard a lot of stories very similar to hers.
Jul 02, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting read about some courageous women.
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Read it in a sitting on a flight from London to NYC. Great book, sad but couldn't put it down.
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Jacky Trevane is the pseudonym of Jennifer Anne, a British woman who ran away from her Egyptian husband in 1992.With the help of ghostwriter Clifford Thurlow she published the book Fatwa: Living with a Death Threat, describing her version of her life with her Egyptian Muslim husband Maged (in her book called Omar). Jacky was twenty-three when she arrived in Egypt for a holiday with her boyfriend, ...more
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