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A House Without Windows - Book Review
A House Without Windows
The theme of the story is a heartbreaking one: the fate of women and girls in an intensely patriarchal society. Much has been written about that country and its frequently hostile treatment of its most vulnerable populations. That tale is not all gloomy, contrary to stereotypical western media images. In the novel there is much to be saddened by but also much to accept with joy. The story revolves around Zeba, a woman who murders her husband in the first chapter. The book starts with action, and readers are left to wonder why she did so, and whether they should hate her or not.
Welcome to The House Without Windows! This site is dedicated to sharing an extraordinary book. The book had an interesting history. Barbara, a gifted child, wrote the story as a gift to her mother when she was eight years old. Her father originally thought to have a small number of bound copies made for friends.
Three of her four young children and neighbors find her covered in blood. To boil this novel down to its essence, A House Without Windows , the third fiction project from Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi, is about different forms of madness that of humanity in general, and of individuals in particular and how one must navigate within those realms of insanity. While the novel brings a slew of characters to life with impressive skill, the two anchors are Zeba and Yusuf. Having lived in Afghanistan as a child, Yusuf becomes a lawyer in America. His desire to make a change, to accomplish something real in the world, however, draws him back to his birthplace. That is assuming she did commit the crime for which she is convicted. As Yusuf slowly begins to the learn the truth, his struggles become a synecdoche for the struggles Afghan women face on a daily basis, their voices silenced against the injustice that the legal system, the country, and men rain down upon them on a daily basis.
By Caroline Brothers
The day you stop learning is the day you lose your edge, your ability to challenge your own thinking and truly step out, show up and be your best self — both personally and professionally. It still amazes me when I speak at conferences and events and ask the audience how many people have read a self-development book in the last 6 month. If you just take one idea away which is a positive reinforcement of what you are currently doing or gives you a new way of thinking, feeling and acting then that has to be a worthy goal! Listen to them on the way to work in the car, walking or on the train. Listening is the new reading and what better way than trying it for free! Within the covers of a single book are the ideas that, if acted upon, have the power to rescript aspects of your life; becoming a better thinker, developing a stronger mind-set, learning from others experiences. To bring this point to life I want to share with you feedback I received from a South African business owner who had read my book, Built to Grow.