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Hina Belitz is a renowned employment lawyer who cares deeply about the issues raised in Set Me Free. This is her first novel.
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One of our Books of the Year 2016. A 17 year old Muslim girl relates this story of her childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, her flight to Clerkenwell, London, the loss of her mother, her arranged marriage at 16 and her extraordinary ability to pour out love. She clings on to the essence of it to help keep her safe. This is a frightening tale of the dominance of the man in the Muslim society and the horrors that some women suffer. It does get a bit over indulgent in its message of love but there is a very strong reason for that which adds to the extraordinary conclusion. I will give you no plot detail for any would spoil the power of the tale.