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Soraya M.

While in Saskatoon, my friend Charlotte and I went to see a movie. It was called The Stoning of Soraya M., and it was devastating. In the credits, it mentions that it is based on a book of the same title, which is a true story recounted to a journalist by Soraya's Aunt Zahra.

Today, I picked up the book from the library. It is a small book, easy to read. But hard to digest. The title gives away that it is not a happy ending. But you should read it anyway, because the status of women in many countries, including but not limited to Muslim societies, is sorely in need of betterment.

I was unsettled by the movie for a couple of days. Reading the book, I am unsettled again.

So what can
I do? is the general gist of my thoughts.

Comments

shellieos said…
Hmm...I hear you on that. Especially after reading books like A Thousand Splendid Suns, An Imperfect Offering, 28 Stories of Africa.

There's a part of me that's like. Ok, I'm packing my bags, LET'S GO.

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