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Etaf Rum

Autor(a) de A Woman Is No Man

5 Works 1,731 Membros 68 Críticas

Obras por Etaf Rum

A Woman Is No Man (2019) 1,511 exemplares
Evil Eye (2023) 210 exemplares
Kadinin Sesi Yok (2022) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1989-05-08
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
North Carolina, USA

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4.5 Review to come...
 
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jenkies720 | 3 outras críticas | Jun 7, 2024 |
4.5 stars

I’m still thinking about this book. Review pending
 
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jenkies720 | 63 outras críticas | Jun 7, 2024 |
Etaf Rum’s latest work reminds us how easy it is to become stuck peering backward, imprisoned by unhealed trauma, pain and guilt. The author explores these complex issues via a touching albeit slow-paced story that examines family dysfunction over multiple generations. In the process, “Evil Eye” provides insights into Palestinian culture (talk about a timely issue.) The middle part of this novel was a bit of a slog for me. Some reviewers have mentioned vignettes that tend to be repetitive. My sense is that the familiar anecdotes were intentionally used to illustrate the protagonist's internal suffering. In the end, Rum delivers an impressive and thought-provoking tale that underscores valuable life lessons.… (mais)
 
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brianinbuffalo | 3 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2024 |
"A woman is no man" is a phrase that Deya's grandmother keeps emphasising. Though the Palestinian family has emigrated to the U.S. for years, they remain traditional and believe that a woman's place is in the house, and she should get married early. This is not what Deya wants but there is no one to advise her till her aunt suddenly appeared. Thus began a journey of doubt, self-discovery, and in the process, she found out the truth behind her parents' death. The death of her mother was left ambiguous. Etaf Rum seems to suggest that she was beaten to death by her husband for running away from home with the kids. If that is so, she is a brave woman. She wanted her kids to have a better life than her and she took action, although she did not succeed. In that, both Deya and her mum showed that women need not submit to men, and women can be like men.… (mais)
 
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siok | 63 outras críticas | Dec 26, 2023 |

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Obras
5
Membros
1,731
Popularidade
#14,850
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
68
ISBN
36
Línguas
4

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