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A very special book
January 17, 2015
The true story of Muna and her sisters tell of the everyday basic sacrifices, struggles & abuses they suffer both as children and as adult women. It was awe inspiring to even comprehend Muna could ever laugh much less have hope of a better future as she dreamed of freedom in England from seemingly inescapable situations. Muna & her sisters labored in the hardest of environments in a tiny isolated village in Yemen were they lived without running water, electricity, proper medical care, or basic human rights for females. Reading the parts about how bread was cooked in the clay oven and meals prepared was worth the cost of the book alone. The poor girls even had to wade waist deep in a barrel of goat & sheep dung to mix it up to make round fuel patties for the cooking stove.
The girls were abused by their father & paternal grandfather. Muna was sold into marriage at 13. She underwent a lifetime of tragedy. She is one of the bravest & most special women I have ever been honored to read about or hear about. Since reading this book, I've searched on Gabriella Gillespie, the Author, and been following her brave outreach work on Twitter & in UK news articles. She is bringing her story public to spotlight child brides & female abuse. I wish her & her beautiful family continued success & Good Wishes. I can't wait for a follow-up book.
THIS BOOK is certainly a must read!!!!! It will touch your heart & soul!!!