“I honestly feel like no review I could ever write would do this book justice. It’s a beautifully written novel that deserves to be read and re-read. It’s enlightening and hopeful even through all the gritty, heart-wrenching, almost physically painful emotional rawness of it.
I felt inspired by the wonderfully brave characters, and I learnt A LOT from their life experiences.
And I felt that basically the message in this novel is: ‘It doesn’t matter what happens to us, we will rise above it if we have the awareness about who we are and what we are capable of.’
Iman used simple words to narrate a simple, straightforward messages to women and she did it brilliantly. It is a beautiful novel of hardship and hope. Hope triumphs. As it should.
Iman, you’re our KHALID El Hosseini female version.”