This is an incredibly brave book, written from someone with a unique perspective on a religion and way of life. As a feminist living in the West, I think it's my duty to educate myself on the lives of women living in less liberated cultures and countries. Yasmine's life should be enough for any woman who calls herself a feminist to start asking questions and reaching out, instead of allowing calls of "racism" and "bigotry" to shut down debate and discourse. There are women in the world who need our help to gain the same freedoms we take for granted, and reading Yasmine's story is a good way to light the fire in your belly. Keep a box of tissues handy, however, because Yasmine has endured years of abuse, gas lighting and oppression. The absolute least we can do is pay witness to her story.
In the spirit of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Infidel" this is a totally compelling and courageous yarn giving deep insight into an alien culture. The editor needs a slight admonishment ... there are typos and some sentences don't scan.