By Brian Arthur Levene
No longer simply Washed Away is the real tale of a tender lady who was once born to a Muslim relations in Pakistan. She suffered via sexual, psychological and actual abuse for fifteen years, which was once perpetrated through her father Abdulla. Laila makes a decision to use her father’s incestuous dependancy through having him gather a visa for her to the U.S., the place she feels as though she will rid herself of a putrid prior. The e-book is written from a mental point of view in first individual, as Laila stocks her painful prior with the reader, sparing no information of her ordeal as a baby, teen and younger grownup. After she realizes her father’s diabolical plan is to maintain her in Pakistan for himself, Laila makes a decision to take destiny into her personal arms. Her new angle is helping her to show the tables on her father, now residing in the United States, and control him into marrying an American girl to get Laila’s visa to the U.S.. the USA isn't the instant resolution to Laila's plight. She arrived in Seattle, Washington, in 2004 to begin a brand new existence clear of her father, yet finally ends up being not able to forestall the incestuous courting with him and in a while, along with her stepmother. issues get even worse for Laila, as she is now 20 years previous, depressed, and fearful that her family’s destiny again in Pakistan can be jeopardized if she leaves domestic. within the Spring of 2007 Laila’s lifestyles alterations whilst her more youthful sister arrived from Pakistan and whilst she meets an engaging, Christian, Jamaican guy in school. The younger guy confronts Laila concerning the abuse, and while she realizes she has emotions for him, she tells him every thing. The younger guy attempts to persuade Laila that she will be able to develop into mentally more desirable and loose herself of her abusive father and stepmother by means of working away with him.
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Extra info for Not Easily Washed Away: Memoirs Of A Muslim's Daughter (Volume 1)
My mom had fired the first, younger tutor, who taught English and math, after I complained that he was insolent and perverted. One day I adjusted my dupatta (scarf) as it fell off my shoulders. “Oh, don’t worry, I have seen what you are hiding. My wife has a pair of breasts too,” he said, holding my wrist in his hands and trying to pull me closer to him. I stood my ground that day and simply yelled out Ammi’s name. I started to believe that every man in the world was like my father and that what he did to me was nothing different from what any man would do, given the opportunity.
He was pure evil! I was grateful for one thing: My sister would be safe from him now. I knew he probably would have tried the same thing with her. Chapter 8 Hell in Pakistan Maya said nothing throughout the flight but began nervously asking questions when the plane landed in Karachi. I think she was anxious, not knowing our destiny and realizing we were in trouble. Several times in the past, I had shared with her how lucky we were to be living in Saudi Arabia. When she visited Pakistan, she always pleaded with my mother to take her home.
When we went outside in the daytime from our cooled cocoon, we felt as if we were about to combust spontaneously at any given moment from the heat. We did not really mind the heat because of the similar conditions in Pakistan, but we chose to spare ourselves from the sometimes unbearable temperature and shopped during the evening hours after dark. We adjusted quickly and did all our daily activities during the cooler nighttime hours. My favorite part of the house was the kitchen, which was filled with the food I had only dreamt about back in Pakistan.