A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

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Looking back over the past year and the books I read, I decided to write about one of my favorites, A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi.  The book is about an Afghani woman named Zeba who is put in jail for murder after her husband is found in their courtyard with a hatchet in his head.  She is represented by an Afghan born American lawyer who has returned to Afghanistan.  Through her story and that of the other women prisoners, a picture of the criminal system for women is revealed.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The book portrays the life of Afghani women so well and the cultural challenges they face. The author has written a book with an engrossing storyline and well-developed interesting characters. This book would be a great book for a book discussion group.

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2 thoughts on “A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

  1. Reading this now….very interesting and makes one realize, more than ever, how fortunate we are living here. Interesting characters..

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