Dishonoured

Dishonoured

Author
Sofia Hayat
Details
paperback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844547012
Date Published
July 2009
Price:
£7.99
Synopsis
Sofia Hayat grew up at the heart of a Muslim family. If caught talking to boys, she would suffer severe, often violent, consequences at the hands of her father. Learning she was to be forced into an arranged marriage, she began to self-harm and even attempted to take her own life. University allowed her to break free, but her experimentation with sex resulted in death threats from her family. Her own parents kidnapped her and an honour killing loomed. In spite of this, Sofia followed her dream of becoming an actress to London, embarking on a career so successful that she now mixes with celebrities such as Colin Farrell, Leonardo di Caprio and Will Smith. Sofia fled a life of oppression and imprisonment. Her inspiring story shows that it is possible to retain pride in your culture while still enjoying a western lifestyle.

About The Author
Sofia Hayat was born in 1974 and spent her childhood in Gravesend in Kent. After numerous TV and film roles she is currently working on her own film script I Don't Want to Marry Shah Ruck Khan, which is a comedy of errors based on the challenges faced by women in the Muslim world.