Author(s): Rukhsana Khan
Jameela lives with her family in a war-torn village in Afghanistan. Life is hard, but when her mother dies, and her father remarries, Jameela has to face a greater horror. To survive, she draws on the strong sense of self that her mother gave her. Based on a real girl called Sameela, and a real orphanage, this unforgettable novel tells the story of a devout Muslim girl and what life is really like in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Rukhsana Khan's books include The Roses in my Carpets; Muslim Child; Silly Chicken; Many Windows: Six Kids, Five Faiths, One Community; and A New Life.