The Fatwa Girl

The Fatwa Girl
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ISBN10: 
9350092187
ISBN13: 
9789350092187
Pages: 
232
Published: 
September 2011 by Hachette
Rating: 
3.71

Revealing a deep understanding of the human heart and its often mysterious attachments, The Fatwa Girl is at once a quirky exploration of a society on edge and a tender tale of shattered innocence.

The day Omar spots his neighbor Amina trying to teach herself to ride a bicycle – an act of defiance in their conservative surroundings – he knows she is special. In modern-day Pakistan, where sectarian prejudices continue to dominate life and fundamentalism threatens to tear society apart, their Shia–Sunni alliance is not meant to be. Yet, Amina’s grace and charm are irresistible, her feisty idealism contagious, and Omar soon finds himself swept up in the storm of her convictions. But even as they initiate their unusual war against radical religiosity and mindless violence, using poetry and music – and occasionally lust – as ammunition, the very forces they have set out to oppose creep insidiously into their lives...

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