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"Saeed's mid-term timely and rousing debut is a celebration of resistance and justice." – Kirkus Reviews, Starreview
The compelling story of a girl's struggle to regain her life and dreams after being forced into bondage.
Living in Amal's Pakistani village is quiet and ordinary, but she had no complaints, and she is also busy pursuing her dream of one day becoming a teacher. Her dreams are temporarily destroyed when she has to go home from school as the eldest daughter to look after her siblings. Amal is upset but she does not lose hope and find ways to continue learning. Then the unthinkable happens – after a chance collision with the son of the corrupt landowner of their village, Amal must work as a servant of his family to pay off the debts of their own family.
Life on the opulent Khan estate is filled with heartache and struggle for Amal – especially if she accidentally makes a girl named Nabila an enemy. Most worrying, however, is Amal's growing awareness of the kinkan machinations of the khans. Realizing how far they are going to protect their interests, Amal realizes she has to find a way to work with others if they ever want to change a cruel status quo and if Amal will ever realize her dreams.