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Escaping the Twilight
     

Escaping the Twilight

by Sigrid Weidenweber
 

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In this coming-of-age story, Amina, a Sudanese girl experiences a traumatic event at age nine. Intensifying her struggle for identity in the silent world of women, she cannot erase the pain and humiliation of that experience. With steely determination, she vows to do whatever is necessary to prevent her daughter from suffering the same demoralizing fate--even if it

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In this coming-of-age story, Amina, a Sudanese girl experiences a traumatic event at age nine. Intensifying her struggle for identity in the silent world of women, she cannot erase the pain and humiliation of that experience. With steely determination, she vows to do whatever is necessary to prevent her daughter from suffering the same demoralizing fate--even if it means going against the wishes of her husband and the rules of her family. Will she succeed in helping her daughter rise above her own personal tragedy and humiliation? The detailed descriptions of customs and lifestyle give a deep, fascinating insight into the Sudanese culture, as well as entry into the cloaked world of Muslim women in a story about survival, tradition and triumph.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016769196
Publisher:
Green E-Books
Publication date:
06/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
226
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Born in Germany in 1941, Sigrid Weidenweber remembers the horrific aftermath of Fascism.At the end of the war, she found herself living under Communism. Both of these totalitarian regimes left indelible marks on her psyche. She developed a healthy distrust of governments usurping too many powers in order to control people supposedly for their own good.
After the Berlin Wall was built, she managed to escape the repressive environment with the help of friends.
She holds degrees in medical technology , psychology and an Honorary Doctor of Letters for her trilogy "The Volga Flows Forever."
Three years ago the author moved from Portland, Oregon to Santa Rosa Valley,California. She has passionately embraced California, for her entire family also lives here.
She is a grandmother of two great boys, with whom she hikes and swims.
She lectures on anthropological and historical subjects and actively supports the arts. For the symphony she raised funds with a monologue as Catherine the Great.

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