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I have been introduced to books from a very tender age. And as I grew up, my affection for books grew too. The list here talks about certain books that empower a woman to become independent and voice her own rights.
Here is the list of amazing books that every woman should read at least once in her life.
1.DAUGHTER OF THE EAST – BENAZIR BHUTTO
A book in which she justified her father’s life and her own career, as well as a fierce, firsthand indictment of human rights abuses under General Zia’s martial law. And it offers a fascinating look at a Western-educated politician promoting democracy in an Islamic country with a history of military rule. At age 35, just seven years younger than Pakistan itself, Ms. Bhutto faced a life of high drama and deep paradoxes.
2. MY FEUDAL LORD – TEHMINA DURRANI
The book revolves around Tehmina Durrani, who belongs to ultra-mod, westernized and well-off family of Pakistan and Mustafa Khar – the most prominent politician in Bhutto’s regime, who belongs to a conservative, traditional and typical feudal background. These two people of opposite trait come close to each other but Tehmina’s dream soon turns into a nightmare when Mustafa’s decency turns into brutality. She divided this devastating account into three parts – Lion of Punjab (Mustafa who roars and destroys the lives of simple and innocent women without any hesitation), Law of Jungle and the Lioness.
3. THE RETURN OF THE BUTTERFLY – MONI MOHSIN
Mohsin uses the lens of a high-society ‘butterfly’, flitting from Lahore to London to make scathing comments about the prevalent class inequality, poverty, apathy and political chaos in the country. From the first part of the butterfly series that appeared in 2008 to her latest addition, Mohsin has cleverly used this franchise to reflect on everything from Benazir Bhutto’s assassination to the escalation of terrorism, economic downfall and the latest turn of events in the form of Imran Khan’s growing political influence. Despite taking a dig at complicated social and political issues, the book manages to keep the reader engaged throughout with its army of entertaining characters.
4. BAD FEMINIST – ROXANE GAY
Roxane Gay’s ability to write so clearly about complex issues is truly impressive. Her essays about feminism, race, and class are hilarious, moving, and yes, educational, but never in a way that feels tired or boring. She really nails the tension between being a feminist and still enjoying anti-feminist entertainment like hip-hop and reality TV. As she says, “I’d rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all.”
5. BOSSYPANTS – TINA FEY
Who said women can’t be humorous? Well, comedian Tina Fey sure knows her way into the world to show that women can be funny. This comical autobiography also throws light on the valuable lessons about feminism and body image, something every woman should learn about.
6. REFLECTIONS OF A MAN – AMARI SOUL
The book simmers down to those settling elements that tell you exactly what you need to do in order to have the perfect relationship with each other and how each individual can make themselves better to add more life to their connection. It will give you sound advice that every person in every lifestyle can relate to and make their love grow more. This book will heal your broken heart and give you a whole new perspective on your life.
Hope you enjoy these, HAPPY READING!