A Woman is No Man

Author: Etaf Rum

Published: 2019

Publisher: Harper Collins

Where I picked up my book: Purchased from an Indie

Key Words: family dynamics, patriarchy and women’s rights, arranged marriage

My Rating: 4

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My Thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am so happy to have finally read it. Some described it as a bit simplistic, and some even thought it should have gone into the YA category, and although I don’t agree with those critiques, I understand what they are saying. It IS a more simply written book. It CAN seem redundant at times. It DOES take a complex situation and makes it more understandable for readers that have not experienced this situation…but I think a lot of that was intentional. It wasn’t meant to be the next great novel full of of hidden nuance, complex narratives and indecipherable language. Instead, it was meant to open up the reader’s eyes and allow them a peek into the lives of women (and families) living in a patriarchal society where arranged marriages are common and not airing dirty laundry is a daily practice. For woman who live this reality, days are simple and redundant, but there are mysteries and things to discover between what is actually being said. Look there and I think you’ll love this book!

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SEPTEMBER’S BOOKISH WALLPAPER

Here is this month’s wallpaper! I was thinking about how much I like to be around my friends, but there are times (read: a lot of times) I want them around me, but I just want us all to be engrossed in our own books…but together. Is that so much to ask?! Hope you enjoy! As always, tag me on Instagram (@bookishfolk) and show me your wallpaper out in the wild!

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