While reading A woman is no man I was filled with different emotions ranging from anger, pity, empathy, sadness and joy. The joy part was in the last two chapters.
Etaf Rum did a beautiful job of taking us through the lives of several women, and what some of them currently go through, even in an era where we think such things should not happen.
Domestic violence, and women’s submission in what happens to be a patriarchal world happens to be some of the major themes in the book. Believe me when I say that it was highly expounded upon.
I was angry at the way society made a woman’s options seem so little, how the whole mentality of a woman ending up in the kitchen and just raising a family seem like the best thing.
Now more than ever, women should not be voiceless and docile. They should have the awareness to go for what they want without being a coward. I particularly love how Deya took her life into her hands at the end. It proved the fact that most choices you think you don’t have are actually within your grasp.
I urge you all to grab a copy of this book. If you have read it, what are your thoughts on the book? Let me know in the comments section.
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