A Muslim Woman's Story

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Zara grows up privileged, in Pakistan. By the time she reaches her late twenties, she is single and no longer welcome in her home; death, illness and an arranged marriage has broken family bonds. She leaves Karachi, Pakistan to seek a new life in America. What begins as a quest for a new life, turns into a journey of faith.

Zara wants what every woman wants: a husband, a family and a home. Breaking free from the traditions of her culture where marriages are arranged, Zara overcomes the constraints of her upbringing and sets out to find that special someone. Her quest is a long, hard road, beset with heartbreak and sorrow, where faith becomes her savior. One chance encounter with Ali, connects her to a kindred spirit; a man who seems like the answers to her every prayer.

This is the story of Zara and Ali, and their struggle to find eternal bliss in the land of opportunity.

About Ms Aliya Anjum

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Aliya Anjum lives in a city by the sea, by the name of Karachi in Pakistan. Aliya Anjum has donned many a persona: an international banker with a French and a British Bank, a volunteer setting up the marketing department of an NGO that builds schools for the least privileged in Pakistan, a graduate student in the US, a struggling consultant, a TV live show anchor for a brief bit, an employee of the Pakistan Government, graduate school faculty, and finally an author. All along these conflicting and challenging identities, Aliya kept up her work as a scribe. She got published in Pakistan's major English daily at 17. Over the years, she has freelanced for major English dailies writing on almost the entire gamut of journalism from op-eds, book reviews to travelogues, economic critiques and social issues write-ups. Aliya has also won three National Book Foundation national prizes for children's fiction, YA fiction and history. Aliya graduated from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi with a British system based four year BBA/MBA degree She later attended Philadelphia University for an MS in Marketing. Read other works by me: Connect with Me Online: My Blog:
Published November 26, 2013 by Kolachi Publishers. 257 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction


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