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Hour Past Midnight - by Salma (Paperback)

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Salma is a major Indian political leader, who in 2003 faced obscenity charges and violent threats for her collection of erotic poetry. Undeterred, she’s back with a beautiful, evocative, and poetic novel—now available for the first time in English.
The Hour Past Midnight is a rare glimpse into the lives of Muslim women in traditionalist South Indian families. Salma gives us Rabia who is caught sneaking off to see a movie with friends and is beaten into submission by her mother, Zohra. There is Firdaus, a beautiful girl of marriageable age, who on her wedding night turns to the wealthy groom selected for her and says, “I’m not going to live with you; don’t touch me!” Salma weaves together the stories of Rabia, Zohra, and Firdaus, who all live in a world dominated by men, achingly portraying their rebellions, compromises, friendships, falling apart, and coming back together. In this lyrical and powerful novel, we get an honest—sometimes uplifting, sometimes heartbreaking—account of the lives of Muslim women in rural Tamil Nadu.
Number of Pages: 478
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Salma
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2016
TCIN: 50955097
UPC: 9788189884666
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0826
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