The Little Stepmother

Jameela was born in India in 1937 and married at 12 to a man at least 30 years older than her and who already had a wife and children. This is the story of Jameela’s struggle for independence and a sense of self in a country steeped in tradition and male domination.

The book kept me interested and gave an insight into India/Pakistan in the 1940’s and ‘50’s.

There is a great deal of repetition which was annoying and I felt, unnecessary; at times the grammar and westernised words appeared contrived.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book with all its faults.

2 Stars

Title: The Little Stepmother
Author: Lubna Jahangiri
Reviewer: Linda

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