by Zahro Hassan
Forced is a short novel that follows a Muslim girl named Abra who is facing the likelihood of an arranged marriage. Before Abra’s mother takes her last breath, she makes her daughter promise to obey her father. Abra knows that this means that whatever her father tells her to do, she must do, including marrying a man she doesn’t know. Her father makes her life a living hell as she tries to raise her little brother, go to school, and hold down a job. Abra struggles to find a solution in how to reconcile the promise she made to her mother, obedience to the father she dearly loves and respects, and her own personal beliefs.
FICTION | Paperback | 118 Pages | 2014