My friend, KM, lent me her
Najwa is the spoiled daughter of a high level official from
However, one year, the father falls out of favor. Najwa, her mother, and brother have enough time to flee to
Najwa also starts an affair with one of her college classmates, who didn’t approve of her father’s politics and whose own differing views have caused him to flee
After she realizes that he is not going to marry her, Najwa slowly starts becoming more religious and starts taking Islamic religious classes. The fellowship with the other women help her to become more grounded, more accepting of her lot in life. Being a housekeeper doesn’t bother her as much as it did in the beginning.
She even doesn’t feel that she has much in common with an old high school classmate, who left
This book tells a reverse journey, going from a Muslim country with Western views to going to a Western country and gaining Muslim views. Najwa is lucky that her search for the truth went this way. In
Even though, it was not her fault that the family lost money, she accepts her life and grows a lot.