Escape from Iraq: My Life as a Child Bride and War Refugee: A Memoir by Zarifa Hassan

Escape from Iraq: My Life as a Child Bride and War Refugee: A Memoir

byZarifa Hassan

Kobo ebook | September 18, 2016

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Zarifa Hassan overcame horrific abuse at the hands of her culture and family and emerged a thriving mother of four to tell her shocking story. In this gripping tale young Zarifa was married off at 12 years old, in a Muslim fundamentalist community where her voice was silenced with fear. She bore four children to her abuser and with a beautiful show of courage she successfully found her way to Canada.

She began her independent journey to educate herself and her kids and heal from the wounds bound tight within her heart. She remained chained to her Muslim Faith and her culture and fought endless battles to fight her way out of the suppression placed on her because she was born female.

This is a story that has not been easy for Ms. Hassan to tell, but it’s a very important one because the same abuses are happening even today in many parts of the Middle East. The practice of marrying off young children – little girls – to much older men is still common.

Ms. Hassan is very brave to come forth and share her story, her experiences, borne out of her own suffering, in the hopes that international attention and relief can be brought to those innocent women and children who are caught up in the tribulations of war as well as bringing attention to the plight of the children who are being sold and victimized as child brides.

Title:Escape from Iraq: My Life as a Child Bride and War Refugee: A MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 18, 2016Publisher:Signalman PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940145643

ISBN - 13:9781940145648

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