Authors Shamshad and Martins Present New Novel ‘Shades of Dignity’

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Afghan characters struggle for freedom, success and equality in new novel set in Asia and Canada.

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Readers interested in Afghan culture will certainly find this to be an interesting book.

Authors Shakoor Shamshad and Lola-Peach Martins’ new book portrays the everyday life of characters placed on a large canvas of political and social upheavals. “Shades of Dignity” (published by AuthorHouse) follows a woman trying to make her way out of damaging religious and cultural traditions.

“We were inspired to write this book because of our interest in human relationships, cultural development, human rights and women’s rights issues; and aware that a lack of knowledge, understanding and respect has a tendency to lead to turbulent conflicts and divisions.”

With unforgettable characters, and a plot so realistic that there’s a thin line to cross for possibilities of it happening in real life, this is not only a work meant to be marketed, but to be shared and to be told. “Shades of Dignity” is a work telling a universal story that transcends time, circumstances, religion and culture.

The book has already found many positive reviews, but it is most succinctly endorsed by D. Zackray, “Readers interested in Afghan culture will certainly find this to be an interesting book.”

Shades of Dignity
By Shakoor Shamshad and Lola-Peach Martins
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 196 pages | ISBN 9781491876824
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 196 pages | ISBN 9781491876831
E-Book | 196 pages | ISBN 9781491876848
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Shakoor Shamshad played a crucial role in “The Comedy of Errors” as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, made the documentary “Cost of Freedom,” was involved in the production of “From Barber to King,” wrote the script and directed the short TV drama “Mr. Director,” and played the leading role in “Dawat Wa Adawat” and a supporting role in “Asheyana.”

Lola-Peach Martins is a passionate writer and teacher. She is a full-time academic at a U.K. university where she specializes in leadership and development, diversity, and equality. Martins is the owner of MWP Worldwide, a periodical newspaper/magazine for women.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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