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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)

By Sultana, Farida
With Nair, Shila
Foreword by Clark, Helen

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Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her adulthood and married life. Being a survivor of violence and abuse, Farida ...emerged as a strong advocate against all forms of violence and cultural and religious oppression against women. The book chronicles her remarkable life. It begins in Bangladesh when as a young girl, she found herself in conflict with her traditional family values and the Islamic culture that prevents girls 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. At each stage of the journey, she attempts to capture the nuances, sights and sounds of the events that she became a part of as she continued on her quest to find herself - in Bangladesh during its freedom struggle, in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, in England as a single mother and a survivor of domestic violence, and in New Zealand as an immigrant woman. 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 recognition of her work, Farida was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for Community Service in 2003. In recent years she has been working in Asian and Middle Eastern countries encouraging women to condemn violence and claim their human rights.
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ISBN 9781921497537
Published NZ 1 Apr 2011
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781921497537
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Published 1 Apr 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sultana, Farida
With Nair, Shila
Foreword by Clark, Helen
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Human Rights
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 305.48697092
Weight 505g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Human rights workers, Women immigrants - New Zealand, Muslim women - New Zealand, Sultana, Farida, Women human rights workers
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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