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240 pages, Hardcover
First published May 8, 2018
“Sometimes I wish I did not pay such careful attention. Maybe then I would not have learned that they thought being a girl was such a bad thing.”
“I thought hope had vanished. But hope was a tricky thing. It found its way back to me.”
“In a week or so, we can see how things are going,” my father continued. “But in any case, remember, you have already learned a lot. More than many of the neighborhood girls. You can read and write. What more do you need to know?”
I always thought my parents knew me well. So how could he ask me that? What more did I need to know?
The whole world, Abu, the whole world.”
“Life isn’t fair. Maybe it was true, but why was that a reason to just accept everything and go along with it?”
"If everyone decided nothing could change, nothing ever would."