Purple Dandelion: A Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression
By Farida Sultana, With Shila Nair, Foreword by Helen Clark
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Purple Dandelion' is the true story of Farida Sultana, a Muslim woman. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her
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Purple Dandelion: A Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression
by Farida Sultana
with Shila Nair
foreword by Helen Clark
1 April 2011
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14+ years (14-99)
Autobiography: General

Author Biography

Farida Sultana has been working in the area of violence against women for over 17 years. She first became associated with Shakti AID UK as a survivor of violence and then as a volunteer. In 1995 she started Shakti in New Zealand. Farida is an advocate for various migrant and refugee issues, works closely with the wider communities and also serves on various boards in New Zealand. She has one adult daughter. Shila Nair (co-author) qualified and worked as a journalist in India for 15 years before she migrated to New Zealand with her husband. She has since divorced and has requalified as a counsellor. Being a survivor of violence herself, she is a passionate advocate for the cause of violence against women. She has been working with Shakti since 2002. Foreword by Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister, now Head of the United Nations Development Programme.