A Woman Is No Man

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • A Woman Is No Man
  • Etaf Rum
  • 23 April 2017
  • 0062699768

About the Author: Etaf Rum

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A Woman Is No Man Introducing a brave, new Arab American voice, an unflinching debut novel that takes us inside a world where few of us have been before 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 fragile community.Set in an America that may feel removed yet is all too close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is both a gripping page turner and an intimate family portrait Fans of The Kite Runner and Everything I Never Told You will be drawn to this powerful novel. Read A Woman Is No Man By Etaf Rum – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “A Woman Is No Man

  1. Etaf Rum says:

    Since I m the author, I ll need to give this book five stars But while I m here, 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, 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 c...

  3. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Siobhan JonesBefore I tell you about this book, I have to tell you a little about its author Etaf Rum is one of the most thoughtful, dedicated bookstagrammers in the game For a few years now, she s been sharing great literature on her Instagram feed, booksandbeans, and tirelessly advocating for up a...

  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 confi 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 conditio...

  5. Maxwell says:

    Disclaimer I received an early review copy of this book from the author However, all thoughts opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.This novel follows three generations of Palestinian women in one family Isra, our main character, is married off to Adam and taken to live with his family in Brooklyn, NY Her new mother in law, Fareeda, is deeply enmeshed in the patriarchal ways of their culture and pushes those same beliefs on Isra beliefs like a woman is only good for childbe Disclaimer I received an early review copy of this book from the author However, all thoughts opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.This novel follows three generations of Palestinian women in one family Isra, our main character, is married off to Adam and taken to live with his family in Brooklyn, NY Her new mother in law, Fareeda, is deeply enmeshed in the patriarchal ways of their culture and pushes those same beliefs on Isra beliefs like a woman is only good for childbearing, serving her husband, and being silent And when Deya, our third main character, is born, followed by threesisters, the shame of not bearing a son is nearly too much for Isra Fareeda Isra ashamed at her own inability to truly love her daughters, and Fareeda ashamed that her son s reputatio...

  6. Lisa says:

    The cover, title and preface of A Woman Is No Man are very striking and I was drawn into the pages immediately Set in Brooklyn, the novel is about the voiceless women in a Palestinian immigrant family The story felt familiar, I have read so many novels about the oppressed lives of women living within insular communities Orthodox Jewish, Morman, Saudi Arabian etc But Rum has creat...

  7. Amy Bruestle says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILER ALERT I want to start off by saying that I was fortunate enough to have won this book from a giveaway in exchange for an honest review3.5 stars is my rating for this book, here s why The concept for this book alone is definitely 5 star worthy Stories like Isra s and Deya s need to be toldoften, as there really isn t much literature out there about the struggles Arabic women have faced and are currently facing But as much as I was pulled in with interest about this topic SPOILER ALERT I want to start off by saying that I was fortunate enough to have won this book from a giveaway in exchange for an honest review3.5 stars is my rating for this book, here s why The concept for this book alone is definitely 5 star worthy Stories like Isra s and Deya s need to be toldoften, as there really isn t much literature out there about the struggles Arabic women have faced and are currently facing But as much as I was pulled in with interest about this topic, it couldn t have been told much slower Unfortunately it felt to me like the author just prolonged the book...

  8. Stacey A. Prose and Palate says:

    Tears are streaming down my face Review will come once I ve had a chance to collect myself If this is not on your TBR list, you need to rectify that IMMEDIATELY.

  9. Jessica says:

    What an absolutely remarkable novel.

  10. Paula W says:

    Did I read this in one day I sure did.A Woman Is No Man is the debut novel by Etaf Rum, born and raised in Brooklyn to Palestinian immigrants She chose to write about what she knows, because this book is about three generations of Palestinian American women trying to navigate the complex and twisted paths between Arab culture, religion, American culture, and their own personal wants and needs It is a family saga, a romance, a historical fiction, and a coming of age tale told from three points Did I read this in one day I sure did.A Woman Is No Man is the debut novel by Etaf Rum, born and raised in Brooklyn to Palestinian immigrants She chose to write about what she knows, because this book is about three generations of Palestinian American women trying to navigate the complex and twisted paths between Arab culture, religion, American culture, and their own personal wants and needs It is a family saga, a romance, a historical fiction, and a coming of age tale told from three points of view using two timelines It is a lot less confusing than it sounds, though Education, arranged marriages, spousal abuse, neglect, loneliness, isolation, devaluation of girls women, and so many other things are covered here It is sometimes hard to read and it is sometimes glorious A woman certainly is no man In the world we see here, she doesn t have the choices a man has, but she can be stronger and prouder andresilient than a man when needed Watch fo...