Title: Unfettered Wings
Author: Sana Munir
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publication Date: 20th June 2018
My Rating: 5 stars
Unfettered Wings embraces ten exceptional fables of Pakistani women showing their resilience and endurance. It’s a novel recounting regular life situation of these women in an imposing way.
Each story brought the multitude of emotions and I was flowing along with the stories being totally arrested in the narration. I was feeling the pain with Farida, was disturbed to read Reema’s childhood exploitation, heartbroken when Habiba was executed, untangling the bride’s murder with Saima and wishful for Nazia’s happiness.
The stories are insightful letting you delve deep into the characters and their troubled life. Beena, a gynaecologist, though living a full filling life had always desired admiration and love from his husband just like Shah Rukh Khan act in his movies. Meera, professor of Political Science, whose work didn’t get acknowledged in her own country and Eeman who fought her Down’s syndrome since her birth.
I was mesmerized both in the writing and storytelling artistry of the author. The best part of the book is its storytelling and the narrative style along with her brilliant choice of words to entice the readers. Each story left an enduring effect on my mind and even after completing it, it stayed.
I loved the cover which is so aptly exhibited. The grass, still water and especially the boat depicts emptiness and yet serene. It portrays the state of being broken within yet composed.
The book is stirring, moving and a compelling read. I loved reading every part of it and highly recommend it.
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