Amira Mohamed skillfully crafts a stark and vivid portrait of a desperate Middle Eastern Muslima on a quest of self discovery. As unrelenting as the Saudi sun, her inner struggles with taboo desires, exacerbated by the expectations of a strict Muslim culture, lead to the ultimate betrayal, a nightmare from which she emerges neither apologetic nor defeated. The author deftly immerses the reader in the emotional and physical trauma endured by a prisoner of her own flesh in this current and controversial tale. Self actualization, in a culture that devalues womanhood, is hard enough, but the challenges faced by Hanifa, Mohamed's hapless protagonist, are multiplied by a secret of which even she is barely aware.
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From Ohio to Cairo! Amira Mohamed grew up in the rolling hills of Ohio, and at a young age, moved to bustling San Francisco. A Biology teacher by training, Amira has spent much of her time traveling the world. During her travels, Amira spent time traveling in different middle eastern societies, even choosing to live in Egypt. She is still currently teaching, is married, and has one son.
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