I finished the book “A Woman Is No Man” by Etaf Rum yesterday. I subscribe to Book of the Month, so I got it as an advanced release. The author’s name was intriguing to me, and the blurb shared about it enticed me. This has been one of my favorite picks to date.
The book follows three generations of a Palestinian family. The family lives in America, and each generation struggles to merge their Arab and American cultures. While its pages weave a harrowing tale of domestic abuse, secrets, and addiction, the strong female characters left me feeling hopeful.
Fareeda reminded me that being vulnerable and asking for help is okay. Isra reminded me that knowledge is power. Deya reminded me that change should be welcomed in our lives.
I highly recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for a window into a world you may not know or understand.
What are you reading, dear reader?
4 thoughts on “Book Review: A Woman Is No Man”
Always looking to add adult reads to my usual young adult and kid lit stacks. Thanks for the rec- it sounds so intriguing.
this sounds like a great read- thank you for sharing!
I looked up this book on Goodreads and then added it to my “Want to Read” page. I’m also going to suggest it to my book club. Thanks!!
I haven’t read much about other cultures, despite being an avid traveler. This sounds like a good one!