A Woman Is No Man



A Woman Is No Man Reading A Woman Is No Man Etaf Rum Pembspm.co.uk This Debut Novel By An Arab American Voice,takes Us Inside The Lives Of Conservative Arab Women Living In America.In Brooklyn, Eighteen Year Old Deya Is Starting To Meet With Suitors Though She Doesn T Want To Get Married, Her Grandparents Give Her No Choice History Is Repeating Itself Deya S Mother, Isra, Also Had No Choice When She Left Palestine As A Teenager To Marry Adam Though Deya Was Raised To Believe Her Parents Died In A Car Accident, A Secret Note From A Mysterious, Yet Familiar Looking Woman Makes Deya Question Everything She Was Told About Her Past As The Narrative Alternates Between The Lives Of Deya And Isra, She Begins To Understand The Dark, Complex Secrets Behind Her Community.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • A Woman Is No Man
  • Etaf Rum
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9780062699763

10 thoughts on “A Woman Is No Man

  1. Etaf Rum says:

    I d like to thank everyone who s taken the time to read Regardless of whether you loved the book or hated it, thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts here.

  2. Will Byrnes says:

    I was born without a voice, one cold, overcast day in Brooklyn, New York No one ever spoke of my condition I did not know I was mute until years later, when I d opened my mouth to ask for what I wanted and realized no one could hear me Deya Ra Ad, a Brooklyn teenager, had been raised by people who guarded old world beliefs and customs It was expected of her that she would agree to marry one of the Muslim suitors who passed her family s muster, and begin producing babies as soon as possible, and as for having a separate career, a separate identity, well, not so much It could have been worse She could have had her mother s life This is a tale of three generations of women told primarily in two time periods Isra Hadid, was born and raised in Palestine We follow her story from 1990 when she was 17 She dreamed of finding someone to share her life with, someone to love Isra cleared her throat But Mama, what about love Mama glared at her through the steam What about it I ve always wanted to fall in love Fall in love What are you saying Did I rai...

  3. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    This book like a gun blast to my chest, ripped my emotions and scatter them all over the places.This book made me sooo angry, this book made me cry, this book made me curse, hate the characters, made me feel sorry for the unfairness, inequality, ignorance There was not any exaggeration, there are too many women in the world suffering the rules from patriarchal culture, customs, illogical traditions made them feel vulnerable, worthless and weak They never know how important their lives, how to define themselves and mostly how to stand up for their rights No matter what is culture, religion, country, race, most important thing in the life is not to loose your humanity inside As you read the book, the leading male characters are all losing their humanity and choosing abuse as an excuse of their tradit...

  4. Leena Weddy says:

    THIS BOOK Holy shit To be completely honest, even as a Palestinian Muslim who has spent her entire life unapologetically refusing to abide by patriarchal norms, the concept of this book scared me So honest and raw, but so public Muslims all POC know too well that you don t air your dirty laundry You don t talk about all your shit in front of outsiders Even if it comes at the expense of your community s advancement, you deny that there are any deeply rooted problems, for fear of confirming stereotypes in all of their false simplicity and orientalism You deny it for fear of contributing to your community s otherness, or strengthening the claim that whiteness has in saving you and invading your lands But this book is brilliant in that it is not centered around whiteness Rather, It is a painfully accurate description of the conditions too many of us know and live with but so powerfully contextualized The story follows the lives of 3 gene...

  5. Diane S ☔ says:

    A look inside an embedded patriarchal culture Isra loves to read, books show her a wider world than the insular one where she lives Custom, however, dictates that women cannot continue with their schooling but must marry instead When a Palestinian family, one who now make their home in New York, travel back to Palestine to find a bride for their eldest son, Isra finds herself married She wants to fall in love, to be loved and to have freedom She is hoping in America to find a three.A culture, where a man is allowed to do anything, where a woman is just a possession, everything she has or does is at the mercy of a man The worst thing a woman can do is bring shame on her family.Isra is someone whose hopes and fears, tug at the heartstrings Wanting , she must settle for less Her eldest daughter will ta...

  6. Karen says:

    This is a heartbreaking story of three generations of Palestinian American women in one family..who have been oppressed by their culture Trying to find a voice in their world dominated by men.This was a deeply affecting novel, a fantastic debut..and I loved it

  7. Jen says:

    This is one of those stories that will dig in deep and make you want to scream at these cultures that undervalue women We know we are different physically but that s where it stops.Putting my anger aside, this is a beautifully written story of 2 Women who have migrated to America from Palestine and a daughter born in America.The struggle of upholding traditional customs while assimilating into a new culture.Rum captures voices of traditions, secrets and shame Loneliness and depression She is both credible and passionate.Told from 3 perspectives from 3 generations, these cultures treat their women as possessions their intelligence undermine...

  8. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Sometimes you read a book and you have no idea where to start because your emotions are all over the place Am I right But I also want to write my review now because my emotions are fresh, and this book was an emotional ride from start to finish Told in two past timelines with different narrators, we mostly hear from eighteen year old Deya, and her mother, Isra We also occasionally hear from Fareeda, Deya s grandmother and Isra s mother in law The family is Palestinian, and the story begins with Isra living in Palestine and succumbing to an arranged marriage with a Palestinian American, Adam I say succumbing because she did not want to get married and leave her family thousands of miles behind.Isra also shares that she did not grow up in the most loving of homes, including insights into a daughter s unique role in the family getting the tea and coffee just right, not being educated, and keeping quiet about the physical abuse that occurs Deya also does not want to get married, and Fareeda is working hard to arrange...

  9. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at Let me begin by saying that after my last experience with an internet famous author term used as loosely as possible since she didn t even write the thing, but failed to give credit where credit was due until being called out about it , there is zero chance I would have ever read this Unfortunately, I m not super hip on the times and as soon as I saw this was going to be a Book of the Month selection I immediately put a library hold on it Much to my surprise, I had first dibs and already had it downloaded and started before I saw Uhhhhhhhh WTF Let me clarify things real quick that I know nothing about this author aside from the fact that I really enjoy her coffee cups and book covers Instagrams However, I have been trolled near to death by rabid fanbases authors like these tend to generate and really wouldn t have volunteered for another potential 10 rounds in the ring as their punching bag should history repeat itself But I am not a DNF er so I kept plugging along...

  10. Robin says:

    This Book is No Literary Masterpiece A Woman Is No Man definitely did not come close to meeting my expectations While the subject matter is indeed worthy the oppression of women in the Arab culture and the story full of potential the voiced experiences of three generations of Palestinian women I feel I have just read something of sub par quality.From the first chapter, I could not shed the impression that I was reading a mediocre YA novel, not literary fiction This book has a distinct lack of complexity or nuance It is also incredibly repetitive Characters are always talking to themselves, asking themselves lists of questions, over and over Scenes, situations and conversations repeat relentlessly.Rum deserves recognition for telling this story, a story that was kept under wraps for genera...

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