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Staples, Suzanne Fisher.
HAVELI (Sequel to Shabahu)
New York : Random House, 1995.
ISBN 0679865691
This house hides the secret room where Shabahu has used to escape to. She has fixed an attic room and it has become her hideaway. Shabanu is one of several wives of a very old man. She is his country wife and lives to surround her daughter with beauty. She also needs to keep her safe from the other jealous wives. Her dark exotic manner clearly makes her her husband's favorite. She wishes she could melt into the background. There is ample description of both her family life in the country and life in the city dwelling, the Havali, to realize that, just as in the U.S., there is a variety of living experiences in other countries. Also there is diversity of lifestyles, ethnic prejudice, life-style preferences and different values an expectations.

SUBJECTS:     Sex role  -- Fiction
                        Pakistan  -- Fiction


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