The Writing on My ForeheadBook - 2009
Rejecting her Indo-Pakistani family's traditional views in favor of a career as a journalist, Muslim-American Saira Qader finds her life thrown into turmoil five years later by a tragedy that reveals to Saira the culturally rich stories of her parents, aunt, and grandparents.
Blackwell North Amer
“A brainy, beautiful braid of stories about three generations of a Muslim family. This book…will go a long way toward deconstructing stereotypes about American Muslims, and that, on top of its value as a work of fiction, makes it a treasure.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune
A brilliant bestselling debut novel from author Nafisa Haji, The Writing on My Forehead describes one woman’s struggle with the Indo-Pakistani traditions of her family and her own independence. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Nafisa Haji a “talented new writer of sense and a distinct sensibility,” and Khaled Hosseini, beloved author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, calls The Writing on My Forehead “a moving meditation… lyrical and touching.”
Saira Qader, who rejected her Indo-Pakistani family's traditional views and chose a career as a journalist, finds her life thrown into turmoil five years later by a tragedy that reveals to her the culturally rich stories of her family.