It seems that every one has a say on the lives of Muslim women, except Muslim women. So to me, this book is an act of resistance, it says: We are here, and we have something to say.
This story follows the life of Okonkwo, and his family and clan that equally fear and revere him. Eager to rid himself of his father’s reputation as a lazy drunkard, he becomes known as one the greatest warriors alive. Yet a string of events puts his entire life into jeopardy, and one by one, things fall apart.
It’s sci-fi, romance and murder mystery all wrapped into one great story. However, deeper than that, it is a story about what makes us humans.
You are responsible for being yourself and doing what you need to do in life. You are not responsible for how others respond to you or what they think of your actions.
I learnt a few incredibly helpful concepts that have changed my understanding of how to truly live freely by looking into my interpersonal relationships, so it certainly lives up to the title.