Longings from Behind and Beyond the Walls by Rukhsana Ayyub
A memoir about the life of my mother, and other women in her family, living, loving
and sometimes rebelling against the confines of the veils and the walls in a small town
in Pakistan. Conflicting desires of wanting the freedom yet longing for the protection
and safety the walls provided. Creating wonderful opportunities for her children yet
fearing their independence. A reminder that change cannot be forced unless one is
ready to accept it. Change is possible, and the yearning to be free eventually does win
even if it takes a few generations to bring about that change.