Marrying Ameera is a 14 plus novel about a forced marriage in Pakistan. Described as unputdownable. CBCA Notable Book 2011. Also available as an ebook. Published by HarperCollins 2010
Marrying Ameera is a thrilling read. Hilary Adams, Bookseller & Publisher August 2010. Don't miss the Kapunda Launch on 15th August with Sally Heinrich and Bollywood dancer, Rashmin.
The launch of Marrying Ameera at the Salon Rouge gallery in Kapunda was a huge success. Reshman the acclaimed Bollywood dancer danced his way into the hearts
Sally Heinrich even had henna patterns on her hands to launch Marrying Ameera
Marrying Ameera has been listed as a Notable Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia.
You can buy Marrying Ameera from any good bookshop or from HarperCollins. It is also available as an ebook.
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The stories referred to in Marrying Ameera show us the power of love, how it can cross borders, like music.
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Rosanne Hawke's new young adult novel Marrying Ameera was launched at Tabor Adelaide on 5th August by poet Dr Ioana Petrescu.
Muzaffarabad was known to be a beautiful city but when we saw it after the earthquake it looked like a broken city.
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In 2006 I was visiting Pakistan on an Asialink Fellowship for research on an idea I had for another novel. My host school in Murree Northern Pakistan became a base to travel from and in between I worked in classrooms and did research in the comprehensive library on Pakistani culture and history, the Pathans, Gujjar nomads, as well as on societal customs such as weddings, folktales, crafts and religion.
If you read no other book this year, make sure you read this one. Put it on your MUST READ list.
This book is written with an insightful eye and warm respect for both sides of the cultural line Ameera straddles, but as the race to save her from a forced marriage quickens, the tension is white-knuckled. Reviewed by Deborah Abela on ABC Canberra
When Ameera is on the train travelling to Karachi she sees a donkey cart with a load so heavy it has tipped backwards
Marrying Ameera was selected as one of the 5 top YA reads of 2010 in SAWeekend, The Advertiser, 18/12/10, p.26. Ameera thinks she is visiting family: her father is arranging something more permanent. Colourful Pakistani wedding customs and facts about forced marriage enrich a gripping contemporary adventure.
Reshman and his troupe of dancers pose with Rosanne Hawke