Book Review: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

“A real choice doesn’t have conditions. A real choice is free.” 
― Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man

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5 disco balls

Published: March 5, 2019 by Harper
Category: Contemporary Fiction

Strongest prologue I’ve ever read and brilliantly done ending. (If that’s all you read of this review, I’m good with it. Run, don’t walk to get a copy of this book!) I was left holding my breathe after turning that last page; when I finally caught my breathe I noticed the goosebumps on my arm.

This book was intricately plotted and smartly written. I wanted to make sure I was using ‘intricately’ correctly and googled it – how many of you do that?! – and saw the previous sentence as an example. It perfectly stated how I felt about this book so thanks Cambridge English Dictionary!

Back Cover Synopsis:
Three generations of Palestinian-American women are torn between individual desire and their strict Arab culture in this powerful debut – a heart wrenching story of love, intrigue, courage, and betrayal that will resonate with women from all backgrounds, giving voice to the silenced and agency to the oppressed.

One of my favorite books is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and while reading this book I couldn’t help but think of Mariam and Laila. I know I will also not forget Isra and Deya: this book holding a new spot on my 5 star reads shelf.

Have you read A Woman is No Man? Or have a book that made you feel the same way? Do tell!

Thank you to my friend Katie @the_grateful_read who sent me her copy to read! XO

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