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The Fall and Rise of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain

The Fall and Rise of the Amir Sisters

Nadiya Hussain

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1 review

Imprint: HQ
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 21 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9780008192310

'Funny, warm and uplifting, Nadiya has produced a fabulous follow-up about faith and family' OK! magazine

3 stars out of 5
Clémence Michallon
19 Jan 2019

"an entertaining if ultimately insignificant read"

The characters shaped by Malik and Hussain’s minds are smart, multifaceted, and offer clever reflections on tradition and the place of faith in the sisters’ lives. None of them are tokenistic. At times, the most progressive characters end up acting like prudes, and vice-versa. Misogyny and sexism are central themes of the book and frequently crop up in the siblings’ conversations. “Why is it that when women have problems we manage to go about things just the same, get on with it, but men? When they have problems the whole house comes to a standstill,” wonders Farah. “Everything’s about what they want. What they need.”

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