Longings From Behind and Beyond The Walls

Author: Rukhsana Ayyub


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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.

Rukhsana Ayyub, born and raised in Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. in her

early twenties. She obtained a Master’s in Psychology from the New School

for Social Research in New York and a Post Master’s Certification in Addiction

Management from Adelphi University, also in New York. She is a development

professional with over 25 years’ experience working in the U.S. and in Asia. She has

worked with major non-government organizations at senior management levels in

developing and implementing programs which promote the basic needs and rights of

the marginalized.

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Black & White

Pages: 152 | Trim Size: 5.5x8.5

Genre: Biography

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