Wanting Mor

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This is a story about a young girl named Jameela who grows up in war-torn Afghanistan. She lives alone with her father till he decides to remarry. It is the memory of her mother Mor that helps her survive through her financial and emotional turmoil. Jameela’s stepmother makes her life miserable and when the family realises that she wants to study further, they abandon her in a busy market. Jameela eventually lands up in an orphanage where she is tested at every twist and turn life takes. This book has been inspired by a true-life story and is a powerful tale of a young girl’s strife to establish her own identity.

Written by Rukhsana Khan
Published by Duckbill Books
Recommended Age: 12+years
Price: Rs 250

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