A Sister TO Honour is written by Lucy Ferriss and
published by Fingerprint!. It’s a fiction and is priced at Rs 295/.
Authors like Khalid Hosseni, Jean Sasson have explored
Islamic countries, in their books. Their
focus was more towards Middle East, Afghanistan, and the subject of the books
often revolved around the patriarchal society, the ill treatment meted out to
the women. Lucy Ferriss book, is further addition in the journey. The book is
set in Pakistan and is about honor killing. Honor killing is prevalent in some
parts of Asia and Middle East. Many voices have been raised against this
subject and few countries have passed laws against this practice. This book
also explores family politics.
Afia Satar is studious, modest daughter of Satar family.
The family sends Shahid the son and Afia to America, to follow their career
dreams. Shahid and Afia are very close to each other, since childhood. Everything
was in place, till Afia fell in love with a white guy. The photos of her and
white guy, is fished out by her stepsibling, and shared with the family. As
expected, all hell breaks loose. Afia is given stern warning and Shahid is
asked, to protect the honor of her sister at all cost. They return to U.S,
Shahid wants to focus on the win over Harvard, which will assure him job in
America. But destiny has some other plans for the siblings. I do not want to
steal the thunder, would suggest you to read the book.
This book throws light on many things, the difference of
thinking between the west and the Asian countries. Many things that the west
considers as basic human right, do not exist in these countries. The book is a
nice read and takes one through the myriad journey of relations, human emotions
Why should you read the book:
- Good storyline.
- Interesting take, of a foreign author on Asian practices.
- Good editing.