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by Sophie Hardach

  • Author: Sophie Hardach
  • ISBN: 0857201182
  • ISBN13: 978-0857201188
  • ePub: 1697 kb | FB2: 1227 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: eBook Readers
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; First Edition edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 416
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 397
  • Format: lrf docx lrf azw
The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages ePub download

Book Summary of The Registrar's Manual For Detecting Forced Marriages This extraordinary literary debut from a. .

Book Summary of The Registrar's Manual For Detecting Forced Marriages This extraordinary literary debut from a prodigious young talent introduces an unlikely hero who'll prove impossible to forget.

Sophie Hardach is the author of two novels, The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages, about Kurdish refugees, and Of Love and Other Wars, about pacifists during World War Two. Also a journalist, she worked as a correspondent for Reuters news agency in Tokyo, Paris and Milan and has written for a number of publications including the Atlantic, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.

She's a worldly thirty-something cocooned in bureaucracy and trapped between the "Kurdish women's rights" line, her own conscience and a new pamphlet, "The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages"

She's a worldly thirty-something cocooned in bureaucracy and trapped between the "Kurdish women's rights" line, her own conscience and a new pamphlet, "The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages". She starts to recall her own seven-year marriage, made when she was a teenage anarchist living in Germany and willing to help a skinny, teenaged Kurdish boy whom she had barely met. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.

Written with real imaginative flair, heart and humour, The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages introducesan unlikely hero who'll prove impossible to forget, and a prodigious new talent in Sophie Hardach.

Swimming for his life towards traffickers on the Italian shore, Selim enters a world where Kurdish refugees disguise themselves as tomatoes, dates of birth are a matter of opinion, and a residency permit is a ticket to paradise. When he ends up in a small town in Germany, Selim believes he is finally safe, until the law catches up with him and the clock starts ticking. Selim realises there is only one way to avoid deportation, if he dare try. Fifteen years later, in a town hall in Paris, a Registrar receives an unsettling book in the post

The unnamed heroine who narrates The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages, Sophie Hardach's first novel, doesn't offer opinions .

The unnamed heroine who narrates The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages, Sophie Hardach's first novel, doesn't offer opinions on these laws. But as a clerk in the Paris mayor's office who helps to officiate marriages, she confronts these and related concerns daily. As the book's title indicates, some of the marriage applicants she faces may be about to enter into forced marriages. Yet the titular manual is instructive rather than prescriptive

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Swimming for his life towards traffickers on the Italian shore, Selim enters a world where Kurdish refugees disguise themselves as tomatoes, dates of birth are a matter of opinion, and a residency permit is a ticket to paradise. When he ends up in a small town in Germany, Selim believes he is finally safe, until the law catches up with him and the clock starts ticking. Selim realises there is only one way to avoid deportation, if he dare try ...Fifteen years later, in a town hall in Paris, a Registrar receives an unsettling book in the post. The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages only fuels her suspicions surrounding an impending Kurdish wedding. Unsure how to intervene, she embarks on an investigation that brings her uncomfortably close to an old acquaintance: Selim. Written with real imaginative flair, heart and humour, The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages introduces an unlikely hero who'll prove impossible to forget, and a prodigious new talent in Sophie Hardach.
MilsoN
Sophie Hardach writes with a sure hand, every word counts, every character beautifully and quickly described. Yet I could not feel anything for the protagonist, who marries at age 17 a young Kurdish boy to help him stay in Germany. After 7 years they are still married, but not even good friends it seems. I felt no connection between them nor to me, but one learns a lot about the Kurds, which is a plus.
Impala Frozen
I closed this book and realized I had just read a masterpiece. One of those books that lingers in your thoughts after you have put it away. Sophie Hardach tells us a story about peoples and problems that modern-day Europe is forced to deal with... despite itself. A book of our times, reflecting the multicultural world we live in, written with objectivity, in a straight-forward, honest tone. She puts forth a story with a simple prose that carries the reader away without him realizing how carefully written and plotted the story is. But I think that what I loved the most about this book was that Hardach's presentation is acutely intelligent without being pretentious. Her story is written with warmth, yet no naïveté.
Onaxan
I loved this book! It opened my eyes to the real plight of illegal immigrants in Europe, who flee oppression seeking a better life in freedom and yet find themselves trapped in a glass prison. Good intentions get snagged in unpredicted complications. The characters are deeply touching in their humanity. The story is told in a simple, straight-forward way, yet goes directly to your heart.
Very Old Chap
Sophie Hardach's writing style and understated humour meant the book never had a dull moment - once I started reading I just couldn't put it down. She is an impressive new talent and has sharp insight into human nature.
Coron
Enjoy to read it : funny, moving, with a good and accurate look about Kurds and Kurdistan.
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