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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell - Nadia Hashimi
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062338518 (006233851X)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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3.0 The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, by Nadia Hashimi
As depicted by Nadia Hashimi in The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, there is only one correct way to be a woman. First, girls are obedient daughters, then they are obedient wives who have sons. There is only one tiny exception; everything else is deeply wrong or criminal. The exceptions are the bacha po...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
I don't know about you, but I had only recently heard of the Afghan practice of bacha posh, and I hadn't even heard the term until this book. I had no idea what I was getting into. I have to say that what I loved the most about the book was that it was composed of parallel stories in two different ...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi I don't know about you, but I had only recently heard of the Afghan practice of bacha posh, and I hadn't even heard the term until this book. I had no idea what I was getting into. I have to say that what I loved the most about the book was that it was...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
4.0 Fantastic debut!
I ended up reading her second book first ('When the Moon is Low') due to me purchasing this one and the second out in hardcover when I got to it (therefore I borrowed it from the library). I admit that I let my experiences with that book taint my thoughts about this one and I shied away from it thin...
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3.5 Girls playing the part of boys in Afghanistan.
I had never heard of the Afghan concept of 'bacha posh', where a family with only daughters could decide to dress one of the girls as a boy and have her/him permitted to behave as a boy; attending school with other boys and being excused the household chores like a boy would be, able to go out and d...
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