Mirrors and Mirages by Monia MazighMirrors and Mirages by Monia Mazigh

Mirrors and Mirages

byMonia MazighTranslated byFred Reed

Paperback | July 11, 2014

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In the spirit of Amy Tan's international bestselling novel The Joy Luck Club, Mirrors and Mirages is an intricately woven, deftly told story that follows the lives of women and their daughters.

In Mirrors and Mirages, Monia Mazigh lets us into the lives of six women. They are immigrant mothers - Emma, Samia, and Fauzia - guardians of tradition who want their daughters to enjoy freedom in Western society. They are daughters - Lama, Sally, and Louise, a young woman who converted to Islam for love - university students who are clever and computer savvy. They decide for themselves whether or not to wear a veil, or niqab. Gradually, these women cross paths, and, without losing their authenticity, they become friends and rivals, mirrors and mirages of each other.

Monia Mazigh was born and raised in Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1991. She was catapulted onto the public stage in 2002 when her husband, Maher Arar, was deported to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge. She campaigned tirelessly for his release. Mazigh holds a Ph.D. in finance from McGill University. She is the N...
Title:Mirrors and MiragesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.7 inPublished:July 11, 2014Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770893598

ISBN - 13:9781770893597

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