A New Book: A Woman is No Man

I am in the midst of reading this book.  It is about some Palestinians with two different generations that have ended up in Brooklyn in NYC.  Each generation has issues dealing with how to be Palestinian and American.  How much do they have to give up of their old culture to survive in the new nation that I have fled to in order to stay alive and survive and keep food on the table

It is told from the viewpoint of the women who have to deal with their men’s anger and frustation which gets redirected onto them.

I am almost halfway though, it is a really fast read and  I am enjoying it, and I believe learning a lot because the lives described is based on the author’s history.

4 thoughts on “A New Book: A Woman is No Man”

  1. Sounds like I would like this book. Many of us people from different cultures know this story very well. We live in 2 worlds. You WANT to. There are times you just want to stop one of them. And at times you get upset about it…..but the beauty of getting to experience our culture…it’s history….is something you cherish.

    I’ll see if they have it on Audiobooks. I listen to books when I am painting/ sewing/ planting.

    1. I think you might actually enjoy it. It actually has 3 generations in it, and like a lot of books written today it goes between two of them with a chapter from each. (2 major generations but a third is told about).

      1. They did have it on Audible and I downloaded it. Along with a few others. But I have around 5 I still have not listened to. So I am behind not only in my actual reading of books…but of listening to books too.
        I am going to tell my sister about it ….she loves stories like this. She is the one working in Afghanistan now.

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