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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing
Lots to say about this book but not finding words to formulate. First of all it pissed me off, the way her parents thought they were better than The English people, they considered white, low class ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - summonedbyfells - LibraryThing
Oh dear, where to start on this? Shame by JS is a difficult book delivering an insight into disturbing elements of Sikh family life in multi-cultural Britain today. It is a personal account of a child ... Read full review