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Purple Dandelion: A Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression
   

Purple Dandelion: A Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Nair, Shila
By Sultana, Farida

The book Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Moslem woman and single mother, whose remarkable life began in Bangladesh when as a young girl, she found herself in conflict with her traditional family values and the Islamic culture that prevents g...irls and women from learning music and arts. Later her arranged marriage to a doctor at the age of 18 took her to war-torn Iran with her husband and young daughter, then to the UK, and finally to New Zealand. Her personal journey included episodes of domestic violence as she sought to find herself and her true role in the world. Soon after her arrival in New Zealand, Farida became aware that there were many more immigrant women like her who had to overcome domestic violence and the oppressive, patriarchal societies they lived in. Their need drove her to initiate Shakti, which set up the first ethnic women's refuge in the country. What was conceived as an essential support group for migrant and refugee women has grown into the largest ethnic community organisation in New Zealand, bringing together women and families of over 42 different ethnicities. Purple Dandelion brings to life the experiences and struggles of some of these courageous women. In recent years Farida has been working in Asian and Middle Eastern countries encouraging women to condemn violence and claim their human rights.
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ISBN 9781459618671
Released NZ 25 Apr 2011
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Series Read How You Want
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ISBN-13 9781459618671
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher unlisted
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 25 Apr 2011
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Nair, Shila
By Sultana, Farida
Series Read How You Want
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 733g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, Human rights workers, Women human rights workers, Sultana, Farida, Muslim women - New Zealand
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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