Jeegareh Ma by Rahela NayebzadahJeegareh Ma by Rahela Nayebzadah

Jeegareh Ma

byRahela Nayebzadah

Paperback | October 4, 2012

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Based on a true story, Jeegareh Ma is a testament to the power of love in the face of struggle and hardship. Ghulam and Firishta, a wealthy couple, move to Kabul, Afghanistan, to begin a new chapter in their lives. Firishta is diagnosed with meningitis and passes away, leaving their six young children motherless. Moving back to Herat, Ghulam and his family discover that their motherland is no longer the same: the Soviet Union has invaded, causing them to seek refuge in Iran. In Iran, Ali, an impoverished, dark-skinned, and plumpish man asks for Maryam's hand in marriage. As Afghans living in Iran, Ali and his family are denied identity, worth, and value. Ali's prayers are answered when he and his family are accepted by Canada as refugees. Jeegareh Ma is a story of courage where love, family, and God are put to the test.

Rahela Nayebzadah is an Afghan Canadian who lives in British Columbia. She is currently attending the University of British Columbia as a Ph.D. student in the faculty of arts. Jeegareh Ma is her first book. Writing is her passion. Currrently, she is working on her second novel, Monster Child. However, her ultimate dream is to become a ...
Title:Jeegareh MaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:159 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.31 inPublished:October 4, 2012Publisher:Key Publishing House IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926780280

ISBN - 13:9781926780283


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read! The author does a beautiful job creating a touching story about a family's struggle. This family's journey is worth reading because it not only helps us understand the struggles immigrants face but also because it's a story of love and struggle. I also enjoyed the author's writing style.
Date published: 2014-12-06