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A good wife : escaping the life I never chose, Samra Zafar with Meg Masters

Label
A good wife : escaping the life I never chose
Title
A good wife
Title remainder
escaping the life I never chose
Statement of responsibility
Samra Zafar with Meg Masters
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 and had to leave behind her family in Pakistan to move to Canada. Her new husband and his family promised that the marriage and the move would be a fulfillment of her dream, not a betrayal of it. But as the walls of their home slowly became a prison, Samra realized the promises were empty ones. Desperate to get out, and refusing to give up, she hatched an escape plan for herself and her two daughters. Somehow she found the strength to not only build a new future, but to walk away from her past, ignoring the pleas of her family and risking cultural isolation by divorcing her husband. A Good Wife tells her harrowing and inspiring story, following her from a young girl with big dreams, through finding strength in the face of oppression and then finally battling through to empowerment
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
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Zafar, Samra
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1960-
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Masters, Meg
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  • Zafar, Samra
  • Abused wives
  • Arranged marriage
  • Divorced women
Target audience
adult
Label
A good wife : escaping the life I never chose, Samra Zafar with Meg Masters
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1077271500
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781443454865
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
A good wife : escaping the life I never chose, Samra Zafar with Meg Masters
Publication
Control code
on1077271500
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781443454865
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

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      285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 1A9, CA
      48.436426 -89.223125
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