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One Woman's Dramatic Triumph over Persecution, Gender Abuse, and a Death Sentence

Mariam Ibraheem was born in a refugee camp in Sudan. Her Muslim father died when she was six, and her mother raised her in the Christian faith. After a traumatic childhood, Mariam became a successful businessperson, married the man she loved, and had a beautiful baby boy.

But one day in 2013, her world was shattered when Sudan authorities insisted she was Muslim because of her father's background. She had broken the law by marrying a Christian man, and she must abandon both her marriage and her son and adopt Islam. Under intense pressure, Mariam repeatedly refused. Ultimately, a Sharia court sentenced her to 100 lashes--and death by hanging.

Shackled is the stunning true story of a courageous young mother who was willing to face death rather than deny her faith. Mariam Ibraheem took a stand on behalf of all women who are maltreated because of their gender and all people who suffer from religious persecution.

Follow Mariam's story from life under Islamic law, through imprisonment and childbirth while shackled, to her remarkable escape from death following an international outcry and advocacy that included diplomats, journalists, activists, and even Pope Francis.
(From the Publisher)
This book includes depictions of physical abuse and violence toward the author and other individuals that may be disturbing. We encourage you to prepare yourself emotionally before proceeding, particularly if you have suffered a form of abuse in the past.  Please use your discretion, especially regarding teh description of female circumcision in chapter 8, "The Bloody Party," and the depiction of physical abuse in chapter 47, "Childbirth in Shackles." If you believe any such passages may be traumatizing for you, you may choose to forgo reading or move to the next part of the book when you come to those scenes.

Author: Mariam Ibraheem with Eugene Bach
Paperback: 285 pages
Dimensions/Weight: 15.3 x 23 x 1.8 cm / 355g
Publisher/Date: Whitaker House / 2022
Language: English