Shame

The bestselling true story of a girl's struggle to survive

Jasvinder Sanghera,

Shame: The bestselling true story of a girl's struggle to survive
 
 

A new edition of the bestselling memoir Shame, including additional content from the author updating her story to the present day.

When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. She was terrified. She'd witnessed the torment her sisters endured in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home, grief-stricken when her parents disowned her. Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl's attempt to escape from a cruel, claustrophobic world where family honour mattered more than anything - sometimes more than life itself. Jasvinder's story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour - and, finally, triumph over adversity.



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