Unworthy Creature

Unworthy Creature

A Punjabi Daughter's Memoir of Honour, Shame and Love

Book - 2011
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A profoundly affecting memoir by a woman who is a survivor of the "honour/shame" culturally-related system of abuse.
Aruna Papp has been committed for the past twenty-eight years to helping other South Asian women escape from a lifetime of oppression. Born in Northern India to a Seventh-Day Adventist family, she attended elementary school thanks to her grandmother, who worked in the house of a white colonial family. Abused by her father, Aruna was forced into an arranged marriage and eventually immigrated to Canada, where the abuse, now at the hands of her husband, continued without respite. Years later, she walked away from the marriage, at great cultural cost. Behind her remarkable story lies the issue of culturally sanctioned honor crimes and the way that westerners, and the Western media, will willfully turn a blind eye to culture-based iniquities. Compelling, moving, sometimes shocking, Unworthy Creature   is ultimately the hopeful and redemptive story of one courageous woman's struggle to survive.
Publisher: St. Catharines, ON : Freedom Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780771071331
Branch Call Number: 362.8292 PAP 2011 22
Characteristics: vi, 214 p
Additional Contributors: Kay, Barbara


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