Choosing my ten favourite Nadia Hashimi quotes is a near impossible task, because all of her books are packed with powerful sentences that carry you completely into the story she is telling. Some of these quotes I’ve chosen feel prophetic, some are heartbreaking, and some just make you see the world differently. But all of them show us that whatever the cultural context, family, freedom, hope, love and strength are universally human.
Here are some of my favourites:
“The human spirit, you know what they say about the human spirit? It is harder than a rock and more delicate than a flower petal.” ―The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
I’m really excited to be posting on The Savvy Reader today to share with you the launch of Women’s Voices; a campaign to support feminist conversations with important stories authored by intelligent and empowered women. A campaign to showcase our badass authors who have charged through life and dealt head on with challenges that are attached to the female experience. Authors who have shared the hardships and successes of their lives with us so that we may find the support and strength we need when we face our own challenges of sexism, harassment, objectification and violence. As it is now August, students are going to start preparing to go back to school, making it a vital time for us to have these conversations about sexual assault on university and college campuses in Canada.