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The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages

PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:48 am


Swimming for his life towards traffickers on the Italian shore, Selim enters a world where Kurdish refugees disguise themselves as tomatoes, dates of birth are a matter of opinion, and a residency permit is a ticket to paradise. When he ends up in a small town in Germany, Selim believes he is finally safe, until the law catches up with him and the clock starts ticking. Selim realises there is only one way to avoid deportation, if he dare try …

Fifteen years later, in a town hall in Paris, a Registrar receives an unsettling book in the post. The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages only fuels her suspicions surrounding an impending Kurdish wedding. Unsure how to intervene, she embarks on an investigation that brings her uncomfortably close to an old acquaintance: Selim.

Written with real imaginative flair, heart and humour, The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages introduces an unlikely hero who'll prove impossible to forget, and a prodigious new talent in Sophie Hardach.

I have to begin to read it… The author came in the library some months before to have achieved it and asked me some tips about Kurds. I remember that I baptized the hero 'Selim' when she asks me what sort of realistic name could have a Kurd from Turkey, from a Muslim family, not too politically connected, a common name, etc. The ordinary name for an ordinary Kurd. I found that Selim was good (sounds sunni but not too Turkish). ... 047&sr=1-2

That was my 'Weekly Advice for Readers' :D
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