A Woman Is No Man
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Etaf Rum., & Etaf Rum|AUTHOR. (2019). A Woman Is No Man . Harper Collins Publishers.

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Etaf Rum and Etaf Rum|AUTHOR. 2019. A Woman Is No Man. Harper Collins Publishers.

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Etaf Rum and Etaf Rum|AUTHOR. A Woman Is No Man Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

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Etaf Rum, and Etaf Rum|AUTHOR. A Woman Is No Man Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

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Full titlewoman is no man
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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."

Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law Fareeda and strange new husband Adam, a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children-four daughters instead of the sons Fareeda tells Isra she must bear. 
 
Brooklyn, 2008. Eighteen-year-old Deya, Isra's oldest daughter, must meet with potential husbands at her grandmother Fareeda's insistence, though her only desire is to go to college. Deya can't help but wonder if her options would have been different had her parents survived the car crash that killed them when Deya was only eight. But her grandmother is firm on the matter: the only way to secure a worthy future for Deya is through marriage to the right man. 
 
But fate has a will of its own, and soon Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths about her family-knowledge that will force her to question everything she thought she knew about her parents, the past, and her own future.
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