THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD.

Haji, Nafisa.

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ISBN 10: 0099536749 / ISBN 13: 9780099536741
Published by New York: Morrow, (2009.), 2009
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SIGNED first edition - Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The author's first novel, the story of a young American Muslim woman, of Indo-Pakistani descent, who rebels against tradition and becomes a journalist traveling the world, until tragedy strikes and she finds solace and understanding in the stories of her family, SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 51893

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Title: THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD.

Publisher: New York: Morrow, (2009.)

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Free-spirited and rebellious, Saira has grown up in California with her beautiful, obedient sister Ameena. From childhood, she has broken the boundaries between her desire for independence and her familys traditions - in particular, her Bombay-bred mothers idea of how girls should behave. Now, hungry for experience and curious about the world, Saira travels to Karachi for a wedding, and stumbles on family secrets that will shape the rest of her life. Its the beginning of a journey of understanding and reconciliation that goes back three generations. Further surprises are to come as Saira visits London and discovers the political forces that have driven her fathers family, in India and in England. As her background gradually reveals itself, Saira finds that the battles she faces - over love, belonging and fulfilment - have faced others before, and comes to realise that her many-layered inheritance is a thing to be treasured. In a beautifully written and deeply moving narrative, Nafisa Haji explores issues of displacement and belonging and the lure of family, home and tradition versus career and the excitement of the wider world - for men as well as women.

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Nafisa Haji is an American Muslim of Indo-Pakistani descent. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in northern California with her husband and son. She is currently working on her second novel.

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