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Review “Climbing Over Grit “

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Shine in Her Eyes|درخشش چشمانش

 

 

First year of the university had started and the young students were excited. Boys were looking carefully at the girls to in hopes of finding their match. All the girls were beautiful but there was something different about Ranaa. Ranaa was the one simple girl that all the boys had their eyes on.

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Months passed and between all the richest and handsomest boys, Ranaa chose the smart, quiet and ordinary boy who always sat at the back of each class. The boy didn’t have much and could only take her for cheap sandwiches or Tuesday movies, because tickets were half price.

Ranaa loved books and movies, so the boy bought her many used books because that’s all he could afford.

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They would read and interpreted the books for hours on a bench beside a pond near their dorm.

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There was always a special shine in Ranaa’s eyes which was a sign of love, happiness and satisfaction.

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Many of her friends told her that she could find someone better, with more money. They said that he couldn’t make her happy in the future. But Ranaa loved him, she had a simple beautiful relationship that was all she needed.

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One of Ranaa’s Professors was very young and loved her very much. The professor went to Ranaa’s father and asked for her hand in marriage.

Ranaa’s family was very poor, so their daughter marrying the professor was of great benefit to them as it would bring great changes to their future.

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Ranaa married the Professor for her family’s sake. Years passed, one day her friends went to visit her. She had a beautiful house, a library full of new books, her kitchen, living room, swimming pool, and car all shined, but not her eyes.

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Review “Climbing Over Grit “

It is hard to not judge an autobiography, from a different culture and time.  Yet the hard and horrible experiences had here are not unusual or exclusive to  the authors’ experience. Child marriage, abuse of girls and women, people unwilling to have compassion for girls caught in a system that no one is willing to change.   How can she remain positive in the midst of such a life?

Describing her parents, she loved them in spite of all the actions hurtful to her and her siblings they thought nothing about.  She  looked to aunts and uncles quite different households than her’s without envy, but gave her hope.  After being married off at age eleven, to a twenty-seven year old man who raped and abused her, she found joy in the man;s mother, “Bibi”, who considered “her Najima”  ike the daughter bibi never had…and the child found Bibi to be the loving mother SHE never had! I know a woman who had similar–but not exact–experience who a;so found relatives who were kind and helpful models for her to follow.  She had compassion on her tormentor –which made itself apparent in her adulthood., similar to the authors of this book.

How this little girl tortured every night by an uncaring husband  whose wedding was described mostly as a big party—whose security and links to her family were utterly broken by her in-law family moving to Bushehr,another town eight-to-ten hours of dangerous driving away from shiraz…the only home she’d known..   Tightly controlled by her husband, she nevertheless found people, like Bibi and her in-law’s family…to enjoy and learn from—despite her horrific nights being abused and hit ruthlessly by her husband.    And yet, she did find people to help her and stand up for her, throughout her life.

Two things I am looking forward to learning—maybe three.  How could she have gained a positive view of God and some people, given her circumstances?  No specific religious ceremonies are mentioned…but God makes his presence known through o\people around her.  How could she find compassion for Hassan, her abusive and dictatorial husband, even to the point of discovering WHY he was acting so? And, finally, HOW did she escape—if she did–such a n abusive and terrifying situation?  You see, I haven’t finished the book!  But am reading as hard and often as I can to find the answers!  Join me?

Jonathan Caswell

reviewing, CLIMBING OVER GRIT,  by Marzeeh Laleh Chini and  Abnoos Mosleh-Shirazi, published 2018, by l’Leph, a Wisehouse Imprint.

Review “Climbing Over Grit “

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