Mirrors and Mirages

byMonia MazighTranslated byFred Reed

July 11, 2014|
Mirrors and Mirages by Monia Mazigh
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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...
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Title:Mirrors and Mirages
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.7 in
Published:July 11, 2014
Publisher:House Of Anansi Press Inc
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770893597

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