Stranger No More by Annahita Parsan with Crag Borlase was simply an incredible read. While it advertises being the story of a "Muslim refugee's story of escape, rescue, and coming to Christ," it was actually her story of intense physical and emotional abuse at the hand of her second husband, the loss of her first (and loving) husband unexpectedly, and what it means to be a refugee that really resonated with me. I've never experienced any of this grief or loss, and it was amazing to read and try to imagine the resiliency of the human spirit.
The battles she faced to live a country that was strangling her both physically and emotionally was incredibly powerful, and I actually devoured this book in just three nights before bed. I stayed up wayyyyy too late, and you will too. It was incredible.
Annahita shows us up close what it looks like to grow up in an oppressive country under a regime that doesn't allow freedom for anyone, especially women. It details abuse and what that looks like for someone who truly has no way out but death.
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