Secrets of the Henna Girl

Penguin UK
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Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good . . .

Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results . . . and dreaming of the day she'll meet her one true love.

Except her parents have other plans.

In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba's world is shattered. Her future is threatened by an unthinkable - and forced - duty to protect her father's honour.

But does she hold the secrets that will help her escape?

** Sufiya Ahmed's stunning debut teenage book explores the illegal practice of forced marriage in Britain.
** 10 million under 18s in the world become child brides every year.
** The UK government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) receives over 1,700 calls from at-risk annually. Up to 15% of victims of forced marriage are male.

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About the author

Sufiya Ahmed was born in India and arrived in the UK as a baby. She lived in Bolton, Lancashire, before moving to London where she still lives. Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author. In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for diverse and underprivileged school children.

For further information about Sufiya and her books, the BIBI Foundation, or to arrange an event, visit her online at www.bibipublishing.co.uk

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Mar 1, 2012
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780141971391
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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