The Writing on My Forehead

The Writing on My Forehead

Book - 2009
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Free-spirited and rebellious Muslim-American Saira Qader rejected the constricting notions of family, duty, obligation, and fate, choosing instead to become a journalist, but when tragedy strikes five years later Saira looks to the stories of those who came before--her grandparents, a beloved aunt, her mother and father--and discovers that choice is not always our own, and that faith is not just an intellectual preference.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061493850
0061493856
Branch Call Number: FIC Haji
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm

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kitski1
Oct 02, 2016

What a wonderful insight into the world of a subcontinent immigrant family before and after 9/11! The interplay of cultures, generations, family secrets and gossip, and choices runs thru Saira's story. Weighing a career against tradition and family loyalty is quite a dilemma. So many subjects are touched upon in this story...India's independence, Pakistan's birth, wealth vs. poverty, journalism and more. I never guessed the biggest secret of all that changes everything.

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clarity24
Oct 17, 2011

such a beautiful piece of art. i couldn't put it down and it's left an indelible mark on me. it resounds with me as someone that immigrated to the west. it's a story about loyalty, family, responsibility and all the ways that we become who we are.

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