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#BookViral #Book Review of Amina: The Silent One

July 16, 2016

Verdict: A truly remarkable work of fiction that touches heart and mind, Amina: The Silent One is sure to engender much thought and discussion. It is recommended without reservation.

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Capturing the forced and grim realities facing women in India today, along with the raw emotional power of great drama, Amina: The Silent One by award-winning author Fiza Pathan proves an incredibly powerful read from the start. ….. Read the entire review at

My book has also received critical acclaim from Indie Reader, Reader Views,
Readers’ Favorite, US Review of Books, Authors Talk About It.

Amina: The Silent One  is one of the most socially relevant books on the market today in my opinion, and I highly recommend it.  I could not put this book down.  I was totally captivated throughout the entire story, and Amina and her family will be in my head, and on my heart for some time to come. Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views.

IR Verdict: AMINA: THE SILENT ONE is a beautiful and thought-provoking novel that shines light on important issues facing women in India today. 

“Pathan’s strength is her ability to perfectly describe the slums Amina’s family lives in.” IR

Amina: The Silent One is a powerful story with a message that needs to be told, one that will stay in your mind. It deserves an award.- Reviewed By Hilary Hawkes for Readers’ Favorite (Five Stars)

Amina: The Silent One is a gritty, powerful story written in a wonderfully engaging way. The writing style is extremely readable and I couldn’t put the book down; I read it all in one go. -Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite (Five Stars)
This story is a very powerful and insightfully troubling one that addresses the plight of women in India. 
Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite (Five Stars)
It feels as though she hasn’t written a fictional story, but rather has pulled back the curtains on a grim reality to let the reader experience what it is like to have hope in a land in which despondency reigns.-Reviewed By Jacquelyn Gilchrist for US Review of Books (Recommended rating)
A powerfully gripping tale told by Fiza Pathan, Amina: The Silent One will fire up reader’s emotions while bringing them to tears. Reviewed for AuthorsTalkAboutIt by Dr. Janelle Alex Ph.D.

Amina: The Silent One has also won the following #awards and recognition.

2015-2016 Reader Views Literary Awards -Winner 1st Place General Fiction/Novel
2015-2016 Reader Views Literary Awards – Global Award for Asia
Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist Multicultural (Adult Fiction)
2015 New Apple Book Awards – Solo “Medalist Winner” in the E-Book General Fiction category.
2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Finalist Novella Category
2015 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award- Category Fiction
2015 New England Book Festival – Honorable Mention in Regional Literature
2016 Pacific Rim Book Festival- RUNNER-UP Regional Literature.
4th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards- Winner in Regional Fiction category.
55 Best Self-Published Books of 2015 – IndieReader

Copyright © 2016 Fiza Pathan





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