Reviews

  • "Nafisa Haji has written a moving meditation on the meaning of family, tradition, and the ties that bind. The Writing on My Forehead is lyrical and touching. It is a story of mother and daughters, and a story of a young Muslim woman at crossroads, shaped by the forces of her past, her religion, her roots, her culture, and her own determined will"

    Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "Impressive ... Haji achieves an effortless commingling of family and social history in this intricate story that connects a young woman and her family over continents and through generations"

    Publishers Weekly
  • "A superb debut ... Deeply moving and involving"

    Red
  • "Compelling ... An impressive debut"

    The Gloss Magazine
  • "Haji deftly positions her appealing heroine as witness to her family's history . . . A masterful first novel"

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