Sabiha's Dilemma

Sabiha's Dilemma

by Amra Pajalic
Sabiha's Dilemma

Sabiha's Dilemma

by Amra Pajalic


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Sabiha and her mother Bahra are more than mother and daughter, they're best friends. It's been them against the world, with Sabiha being her mother's carer and confidante during her periodic bipolar breakdowns.

When their extended family comes to Australia, Bahra becomes a Born-Again-Muslim to impress them, and expects Sabiha to step in line as the perfect daughter. Can Sabiha play the part of the good daughter so that her mentally ill mother is accepted back into the Bosnian community?

With the heartbreaking twists of John Green's novels, and exquisite characters like those of Melina Marchetta's, you'll love this hilarious, poignant, gutsy and real book.

'Sabiha's Dilemma is a 'raw and honest story about duty and the desire to run free. A strong voice in Australian fiction.' MELINA MARCHETTA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645331035
Publisher: Pishukin Press
Publication date: 09/24/2022
Series: Sassy Saints , #1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Amra Pajalic is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. Her short story collection The Cuckoo's Song (Pishukin Press) features previously published and prize-winning stories. Her debut novel The Good Daughter, won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature's Civic Choice Award, now re-released as Sabiha's Dilemma (Pishukin Press, 2022) as the first book in the Sassy Saints Series. The second book is Alma's Loyalty (Pishukin Press, 2022).Her memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me (Transit Lounge, 2019) was shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award. The anthology she co-edited, Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of the year awards. She works as a high school teacher and is completing her PhD at LaTrobe.Amra Pajalic publishes her dark fiction using pen name A. P. Pajalic. She also publishes romance novels under the pen name Mae Archer. Her website is
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