Literary Club Meeting - September

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • HHWC Clubhouse - 1846 Harvard Street

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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell 

by Nadia Hashimi

Led by Ellen Bell

Crisscrossing in time, this novel interweaves the tales of two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.  A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.

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