Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi’s New Book 'Niki’s Honor' Is an Emotional and Telling Account about Violence against Women

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Recent release “Niki’s Honor” from Page Publishing author Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi is both enlightening and devastating; this story details one girl’s courage to sacrifice her own life, in order to save her family.

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Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi, author, associate professor, diplomat, linguist and Afghanistan native, has completed her new book “Niki’s Honor”: a gripping and potent story about the brutal acts committed against women.

She credits her father, General Mohammad Asef Anwarzai, with instilling in her a deep appreciation for peace and equality. He raised his four daughters and four sons as equals, like most Afghan families, with daughters receiving the same love and privileges as the sons.

“This book is based on true stories, and its message would be asking people to be kind to their daughters, wives, sisters and all girls and women who are not related to them,” said author Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi’s poignant tale is a tragic and powerful story about an innocent victim of “honor killing” practices and the family she seeks to protect. Based on actual events still occurring in many parts of the world, this book reveals the realities of these unspeakable acts committed against girls and women, and usually carried out by their own family members.

In a Soviet occupied country, Niki, a beautiful young rural Pashtun village girl, becomes entangled in a series of events that brings an end to her fairy tale dreams. She becomes a casualty of a culture where a family’s honor and pride is more precious than life itself.

Suffering in silence, Niki endures great pain and humiliation, yet still refuses to reveal her personal secret, saving her family and particularly her mother from further disgrace. She is engaged at the age of nine to the handsome fifteen year old son of a Khan. They eventually fall in love. Her secret is only shared with him. She committed no crime, but carries the full weight of a heinous act done by another.

In “Niki’s Honor,” a horrific and cruel subject is shockingly presented. The author, growing up in Afghanistan and knowing its rich history, traditions, and customs, adds a unique and eloquent voice to Niki’s story.

Soul searching and provocative, this is a story needing to be heard. The story of this poor but beautiful young village girl will have a memorable and lasting effect on you.
Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Niki’s Honor” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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