The Story of Maha

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The Story of Maha

The Story of Maha By Sumayya Lee The Story of Maha The child of a forbidden marriage Maha grows up happily in Cape Town until her world changes forever when her parents are killed at a political rally At the age of eight Maha is reclaimed by her lov

  • Title: The Story of Maha
  • Author: Sumayya Lee
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  • Page: 273
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Story of Maha By Sumayya Lee The child of a forbidden marriage, Maha grows up happily in Cape Town until her world changes forever when her parents are killed at a political rally At the age of eight, Maha is reclaimed by her loving but staid Indian grandparents and taken to live in Durban Growing up in the claustrophobia of the suburbs what she dubs Slumurbia Maha reveals a love for the outrageousThe child of a forbidden marriage, Maha grows up happily in Cape Town until her world changes forever when her parents are killed at a political rally At the age of eight, Maha is reclaimed by her loving but staid Indian grandparents and taken to live in Durban Growing up in the claustrophobia of the suburbs what she dubs Slumurbia Maha reveals a love for the outrageous as she clashes with the conventions of her community Always a free spirit, she soon learns how to weave around the strict boundaries of Muslim life and as a rebellious teenager, nothing holds her back from experiencing first love, a bit of partying and a tantalising romance all between prayers, of course But when it counts the most, rules must be obeyed and as she heads towards her twentieth birthday, there is no way Maha can avoid Marriage to a Suitable Boy With refreshing energy, Maha treats us to the ups and downs of her passionate though sometimes quite vulnerable young heart, and a life in which she s not quite in charge.
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    1. Fadwa (Word Wonders) on said:

      Actual rating 3.5 starsFull review originally posted on my blog Word Wonders I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review This book was quite the hilarious, honest ride Despite being a Muslim myself,I rarely if ever read books about Muslim main characters because I feel like they mostly revolve around religion as the main plot and I DON T LIKE THAT So when I saw the author offering e copies of her book on Twitter I jumped on the occasion and requested it And wha [...]

    2. Naima on said:

      I don t know how else to phrase it this book is Important From beginning to end, Lee gave me a coming of age story of a girl belonging to a group that s so quickly and easily dismissed Tell me, when was the last time you d read about a South African, Muslim Indian African mixed girl When was the last time you d read a book that confronts the sexuality of Muslim girls, instead of dismissing all of us as chaste little baby bunnies who couldn t think of a swear if we tried There s no equal to this [...]

    3. Brendon on said:

      See original review on my blog gamingforjustice 2016 12 I received a free e copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.When I first started blogging about books, I had a small understanding of what diverse literature and stories were I thought mostly about diverse authors from the United States and less about global perspectives I also failed to acknowledge the many intersections of identities that were missing from published literature As I continue to grow in this journey as a [...]

    4. Jana on said:

      3.5 I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.This is an own voices book about a girl who loses her parents at a political rally and then grows up at her loving but strict grandparents It s about her as a rebellious teenager but in the end inevitably facing marriage to a suitable young man and it really just feels like an account of a young person s life.I thought it was very good The fact that it s ownvoices obviously makes it even better, and I really enjoy readin [...]

    5. Doula Umm on said:

      quirky and hilarious loved the use of slang and gujarati as an indo african of gujrati descent I identified with so much of the book however im unsure that people reading the book, who are not from that same society would quite grasp the essence of mahas life and what exactly it meant to be maha in this society however bravo to sumayya for a brilliant attempt at encapsulating what it means to be part of the indo_african community within the south african context.

    6. Zainab on said:

      Being of South African origin I loved reading this book mainly for the language used It is written exactly the way people speak in different cities of South Africa While she s in Durban you recognize the Durban slang while Maha is in Cape Town you recognize the Capetonian slang, with Gujerati mixed in throughout The story itself is very typical of a young Indian girl growing up in S.A I fully understand the limitations the expectations, however I was shocked at the openness with which the author [...]

    7. Juwi on said:

      This book is so good Not only is it the first book of its kind South African Muslim author writing about the South African Indian Muslim community but it also highlights the fact that Apartheid impacted EVERYONE including the Indians in South Africa Although it is set in Apartheid South Africa, the book is also really funny, even if you don t speak gujarati and aren t from South Africa it is still a good read and highlights a lot of issues within certain communities also i really like Adam i thi [...]

    8. Rania T on said:

      Laugh out loud funny and Maha gets into some pretty awkward situations with guys

    9. Cynthia Amondi on said:

      It started well but the ending sort of faltered Great read overall

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