- File Size: 912 KB
- Print Length: 311 pages
- Publication Date: August 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KK2XSB0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,504 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
WEDLOCKED: A Story of Forced Marriage Kindle Edition
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The book seamlessly flows between Mayah's story and the facts and figures of forced marriage, the laws against it, the failures of those laws and all the heartrending co-abuses that accompany such a marriage like marital rape, physical, mental and emotional abuse and all-in-all, the dehumanization of the bride/wife.
The horrific practice is not contained within the confines of one religion but spans across religions and cultures and continents. One of the hardest pills to swallow is not only the cruelty of mankind to his fellow humans, family even, but that women are complicit in destroying the lives of their daughters, daughters-in-law, etc. This book is eye-opening, to say the least.
Finally, the author astounded me with her writing ability. The subject matter drew me in, but the author kept me engaged. This is not some boring nonfiction book but the story of one woman's lifelong torture, and the statistics reported here demonstrate that there are many, many Mayahs out there, suffering unimaginable pain, brought to life by this author and her dedication to the subject.
While the subject matter is dark, this book is a must read. I have worked in women's health for many years and am more informed than most on topics related to it. I was generally familiar with forced marriage but I was not aware how much of a problem it is across the globe, even in Western countries.
This book reads more like a novel than a nonfiction book - the author definitely keeps you engaged. I would recommend it to anyone who likes fact-based storytelling!
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Wow! What a fantastic read! Very well written, detail information and very emotional. Highly recommended!