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Summary

When she was 14, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. She was terrified. She'd witnessed the torment her sisters endured in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home and was grief-stricken when her parents disowned her.

Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl's attempt to escape from a cruel, claustrophobic world where family honour mattered more than anything, sometimes more than life itself. Jasvinder's story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour and, finally, triumph over adversity.

©2007 Jasvinder Sanghera (P)2007 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

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"Heart-wrenching" ( Daily Mail)"[Sanghera] tells her story with the pace and vivid turn of phrase of a true writer... Shame is an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty." ( The Sunday Times)
"A vivid, honest, and deeply moving narrative of despair, courage and hope." (Lord Lester, speaking in Parliament)

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I read this book years ago but hearing it in audio was just great it truly bought the characters out

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what an amazing insight into the hidden violence and hardship Asian women suffer
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Eye opening!

I have been aware of Jasvinder’s work for a good few years. I am in awe of what amazing things she has done against such adversity.
What a strong and inspiring woman!
It’s been an honour for you to share your experiences