- 248 pages
- The Dancer from Khiva: One Muslim Woman's Quest for Freedom
- 17 July 2019 Bibish
An Unflinchingly Honest Memoir, The Dancer From Khiva Is A True Story That Offers Remarkable Insights Into Central Asian Culture Through The Harrowing Experiences Of A Young Girl.In A Narrative That Flows Like A Late Night Confession, Bibish Recounts Her Story Born To An Impoverished Family In A Deeply Religious Village In Uzbekistan, Bibish Was Named Hadjarbibi In Honor Of Her Grandfather S Hadj, Or Pilgrimage To Mecca But The Holy Name Did Not Protect Her From Being Gang Raped At The Age Of Eight And Left For Dead In The Desert Bibish S Tenacity Helped Her Survive, But In The Coming Years, That Same Tough Spiritedness Caused Her To Be Beaten, Victimized, And Ostracized From Her Family And Community Despite The Seeming Hopelessness Of Being A Woman In Such A Cruelly Patriarchal Society, Bibish Secretly Cultivated Her Own Dreams Of Dancing, Of Raising A Family, And Of Telling Her Story To The World.The Product Of Incredible Resilience And Spirit, The Dancer From Khiva Is A Harrowing, Clear Eyed Dispatch From A Land Where Thousands Of Such Stories Have Been Silenced It Is A Testament To Bibish S Fierce Will And Courage The Searing, Fast Paced Tale Of A Woman Who Risked Everything.
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