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Amina: The Silent One by Fiza Pathan

November 7, 2015

Review of my latest book “Amina: The Silent One”. Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views.



Fiza Pathan
CreateSpace (2015)
ISBN 9781515148371
Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (11/15)

Article first published as Book Review: ‘Amina: The Silent One’ by Fiza Pathan on Blogcritics.

“Amina: The Silent One” by Fiza Pathan tells a haunting tale of the degradation and inhumane treatment of women in India today.  Though the story is fiction, the bitter realities behind the narrative cannot be ignored.

The story opens with Jaffar, who is lamenting over the fact that his wife just gave birth to their third daughter.  With no thoughts of how to provide for yet another “ungainful” mouth, Jaffar and his wife take their yet unnamed daughter to see Jaffar’s mentor, Dr. Rahim Muhammad Sheikh, for advice.  The doctor is incensed at the couple’s dehumanization of their daughter, and shames the new parents for their backwards attitude towards their girls.  Dr. Sheikh’s adopted son, Jumman, names…

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