The dancer from Khiva: one Muslim woman's quest for freedom
Black Cat :
An unflinchingly honest memoir, The Dancer from Khiva is a true story that offers remarkable insights into Central Asian culture through the harrowing experiences of a young girl. In a narrative that flows like a late-night confession, Bibish recounts her story. Born to an impoverished family in a deeply religious village in Uzbekistan, Bibish was named "Hadjarbibi" in honor of her grandfather's hadj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. But the holy name did not protect her from being gang-raped at the age of eight and left for dead in the desert. Bibish's tenacity helped her survive, but in the coming years, that same tough-spiritedness caused her to be beaten, victimized, and ostracized from her family and community. Despite the seeming hopelessness of being a woman in such a cruelly patriarchal society, Bibish secretly cultivated her own dreams--of dancing, of raising a family, and of telling her story to the world. The product of incredible resilience and spirit, The Dancer from Khiva is a harrowing, clear-eyed dispatch from a land where thousands of such stories have been silenced. It is a testament to Bibish's fierce will and courage: the searing, fast-paced tale of a woman who risked everything.
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|record_details||ils:.b28047527|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Black Cat :||248 pages ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Autobiographies, Bibish, Biographies, Women -- Uzbekistan -- Biography, Women refugees -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography|
|title_display||The dancer from Khiva : one Muslim woman's quest for freedom|
|title_full||The dancer from Khiva : one Muslim woman's quest for freedom / Bibish ; translated by Andrew Bromfield|
|title_short||The dancer from Khiva :|
|title_sub||one Muslim woman's quest for freedom|
|topic_facet||Bibish, Women, Women refugees|