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Without Mercy

Without Mercy

Author(s): Miriam Ali

Location(s): Yemen

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 1966 - 1990s

Providing an account of her battle with an abusive man and with bureaucracy, this is the story of a woman’s fight against a violent and tyrannical relationship, and her struggle to reclaim her two daughters, sold into marriage in the Yemen. Mirian Kamouhi – half Pakistani, half English – met Muthana Muhsen in Birmingham in 1960, when she was 17. They never married, but had seven children, the two eldest of whom were sent to Yemen in 1966 for a holiday . Their mother, fighting ill-health and with little money, would not meet them again until they were adults.

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