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“Where I come from, we’ve learned to silence ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us. Where I come from, we keep these stories to ourselves. To tell them to the outside world is unheard of, dangerous, the ultimate shame.”

-Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man

Rum takes us inside a world where few of us have been before: the lives of conservative Arab women living in America. Fans of fiction that explores multicultural identity, and universal themes of loss, displacement, and transformation such as The Kite RunnerAmericanah, and Everything I Never Told You will be drawn to this powerful novel.