The Resource Sadika's Way : a Novel of Pakistan and America, (electronic resource)

Sadika's Way : a Novel of Pakistan and America, (electronic resource)

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Sadika's Way : a Novel of Pakistan and America
Title
Sadika's Way
Title remainder
a Novel of Pakistan and America
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Hina Haq
Title variation
Sadikas way
Title variation remainder
a novel of Pakistan and America
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eng
Summary
The clock had started ticking for Sadika from the day she was born into her traditional Pakistani village family. She must be married off to somebody while she is still a teenager or she will be considered a hopeless failure. Carefully planned marriages are a long tradition in Pakistan, as they are throughout the Middle East, where women have little social status and fewer individual rights and much of their value is measured by how good a marriage can be arranged for them. Sadika must be married off first because she is the eldest of three daughters. It would be a disgrace, an indelible stigma if a younger daughter was married first. The enormous tension that accompanies this ancient ritual makes Sadika's Way at once a very funny and instructive work of fiction: we watch as mothers vie with each other on their daughters' behalf for the affections of the most eligible males. We see them in their homes and listen to their conversations as they boast to each other about their daughters' qualities real and imagined. The infighting gets intense, even downright nasty, all fed by the desperation that grows quite naturally out of a system that literally holds the fate of women in its hands. Sadika's coming of age and final journey to a new life involve culture clashes and family characters worthy of a modern Middle Eastern Jane Austen. This is a social comedy with serious undertones and a rare novel of manners, which spans the world in both time and space
Summary
After Sadika arranged marriage to her first cousin in America falls through, which ruins her reputation and her hopes on finding a suitable match, she decides to go to the United States on her own
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Midwest
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Haq, Hina
Dewey number
813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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hoopla digital
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Arranged marriage
  • Women immigrants
  • Young women
  • Pakistan
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adult
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a novel of Pakistan and America
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Sadika's Way : a Novel of Pakistan and America, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11333804
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780897338158
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11333804
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sadika's Way : a Novel of Pakistan and America, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11333804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780897338158
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11333804
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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