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Life is a Movie

Life is a Movie

Samman Akbarzada

For lovers of Khaled Hosseini’s books

‘A beautifully written novel that highlights the pain women face’

Formats available: Kindle & Paperback

Publication date: 22 August 2021

‘A beautifully written novel that highlights the pain women face’

Her husband is killed by the Taliban, now Rukhsaar is a widow with a ten-year-old child, Masih, in a land where the colour drains from faces when they hear, “It’s a girl.”

Reminiscing about her past, Rukhsaar and her son wander the bazaars of Kabul, Afghanistan, looking for a new home and means to survive. She finds employment as a maid, and the measly income pays for a room until her health fails, and she needs an operation to live.

Masih is forced to find work and is challenged by the offerings: prostitution and drugs. He lands a shoe-shining job that doesn’t last, returning him to the streets, looking for the means to pay for the rent and his mother’s medical needs. He meets a boy, though an addict and a thief, who turns to be Masih’s ally.

‘Incredibly sad, it will rip your heart out but still leave you wanting to read more’

About the Author:

Samman Akbarzada is a novelist and award-winning poetess from Afghanistan. She was born in Pakistan and has spent the first nine years of her life there studying and making a memorable childhood. She’s been passionate about writing since a young age. It was an on and off progress, eventually, she got more into it when she was twelve. Forthwith, it evolved as an essential part of her life.

Samman’s poetry has won several awards, and her latest book, Life is a Movie, is a moving and heart-breaking account of the life woman too often are forced to lead.