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Out from the Shadow of Men: A Memoir by Author Laila El-Sissi

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Interview with Author Laila El-Sissi: Years ago, Laila, a shy, impressionable and easily influenced 15-year-old, and her more rebellious 16-year-old sister, Rawyia, learned that they were betrothed to men they had never met. They refused to live in the prison constructed by their Egyptian society, hoping for a better life than that of their mothers and aunts. Running from their controlling father, an abusive brother, and arranged marriages to men twice their age, Laila and Rawyia risked their reputation and safety and plotted their escape. “Out from The Shadows of Men,” a memoir, tells the story of two sisters who found the courage to risk their lives and stand up to forces seemingly as large, strong and ancient as the pyramids so they could choose their futures. This is the account of two brave, intelligent girls not content to have their lives ruled by others—not even their father. It is a testament to the power of two courageous sisters, who stood and supported each other in order to create a better life and turn their dream into a reality.

Facebook:  Lalia El-Sissi https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537475504&fref=ts 

Twitter: @lailaelsissi

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