HijabistanPublication details: India; Harper Collins Publishers; 2019Description: 216 Pages; HardbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Desi Reads||Available||PKLL001094|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Desi Reads||Available||PKLL001093|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Desi Reads||Available||PKLL001142|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Withdrawn Books||Withdrawn||For Sale||PKLL001173|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Desi Reads||Lost Checked out||15/01/2022||PKLL001174|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Desi Reads||Available||PKLL001175|
A young kleptomaniac infuses thrill into her suffocating life by using her abaya to steal lipsticks and flash men. An office worker feels empowered through sex, shunning her inhibitions but not her hijab ... until she realizes that the real veil is drawn across her desires and not her body. A British-Asian Muslim girl finds herself drawn to the jihad in Syria only to realize the real fight is inside her. A young Pakistani bride in the West asserts her identity through the hijab in her new and unfamiliar surroundings, leading to unexpected consequences. The hijab constricts as it liberates. Not just a piece of garment, it is a worldview, an emblem of the assertion of a Muslim woman's identity, and equally a symbol of oppression. Set in Pakistan and the UK, this unusual and provocative collection of short stories explores the lives of women crushed under the weight of the all-encompassing veil and those who feel sheltered by it.
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