An inspiring true life story that will resonate amongst those who decry the oppression of women and girls in some areas of the Third World. In a remote village in Bengal, 11-year-old Rekha and her large family live by rolling handmade cigarettes. She frequently observes the abrupt departure of her friends who go to live with their mothers-in-law, where they are often treated like slaves. In spite of her youth, Rekha is aware of the harm done to these little girls. When, in their turn, her parents find a husband for her, a ...

The Strength to Say No 2015, Peter Owen Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780720617924