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Sold by Zana Muhsen

Sold (1992)

by Zana Muhsen

Other authors: Andrew Crofts (Author)

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Story of a young girl and her sister sold into marriage in Yemen, finally escaping after 8 years. A decent read but similar to other books, although i respect the author for what she was put through ( )
  Tony2704 | Mar 16, 2015 |
An emotionally gripping true account of 2 girls abducted by their father and sold into marriage. Forced to reside in a poverty stricken environment and then further subjected to a long line of cruelty...battering and rape.
A moving experience which will have you asking questions time and time again. think I will keep,and read this one again.~ Worth gettting if you fancy something different............. ( )
  Delta_doh | Jun 1, 2008 |
This is one of the most inspirational books i have ever read, i read it at 13 and i was just hooked by the story of Zana and her sister Nadia, i was at total disbelief that something like this could happen. I think if i read it now as an adult i would appriciate it alot more and understand the true effects of the story. I must find it again and read it over. I recommed this book to all. ( )
1 vote Mareasi | Feb 18, 2007 |
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Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. Aged 15 and 13 respectively, Zana and her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into marriage, and that on their arrival they were virtually prisoners. They had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, with no running water, dung-plastered walls, frequent beatings, and the ordeal of childbirth on bare floors with only old women in attendance. After 8 years of misery and humiliation, Zana succeeded in escaping, but her sister is still there, and it seems likely that she will now never leave the country where she has spent more than half her life. This is an updated edition of Zana's account of her experiences.

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Donated by Mrs S. Bliss, Head of Geography, 1998 (ABB45873)

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