Revenge by Taslima Nasrin

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"Nasrin's voice is the voice of humanism everywhere."—Wole Soyinka

"Taslima Nasrin has spoken out about the oppression of women under Islam, and what she's said needed saying."—Salman Rushdie

Revenge is a delicious novel about getting even from one of the most controversial and internationally acclaimed writers of her generation.

In modern Bangladesh, Jhumur marries for love and imagines life with her husband, Haroon, will continue much as it did when they were dating on her university campus. But once she crosses the threshold of Haroon's family home, Jhumur finds she is expected to be the traditional Muslim wife: head covered, eyes averted, and unable to leave the house without an escort. When she becomes pregnant, Jhumur is shocked to discover that Haroon doesn't believe the baby is his. Overwhelmed by his mistrust, Jhumur plots her revenge in the arms of a handsome neighbor. Readers from every walk of life will be stunned by this tale of love, lust, and blood ties.

Taslima Nasrin, an award-winning writer and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writing on women's oppression and unflinching criticisms of Islam, despite forced exile and multiple fatwa calling for her death. In India and Bangladesh, Nasrin's fiction, poetry, memoirs, and essays have topped bestseller lists abroad since the 1990s and have been translated into twenty languages.


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TASLIMA NASRIN became a doctor in 1984 and her novel Shame brought her international feminist acclaim. A death fatwa was issued against her in 1993, condemning her views on women’s rights, health care, and religion; she has lived in exile since 1994. She has published eighteen books in thirty different languages and has received many awards, including Feminist of the Year, USA (1994), the Human Rights Award from the Government of France, the International Humanist award from the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and she has been named Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
Published September 7, 2010 by The Feminist Press at CUNY. 178 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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In Revenge, prior to her marriage to Haroon, beautiful Jhmur had been attending a university in Bang...A loving woman revenges a horrible wrong committed by a disbelieving husband.

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ForeWord Reviews

Such a foundation certainly makes for involving reading and unexpected twists, and Nasrin has plenty of both in this novel.

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BC Books

As Jhmur narrates Revenge, you will experience her mental and physical frustration from page one where she describes the drudgery of life in Haroon’s home instead of a fulfilling career as a qualified school teacher.

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