Sound to Silence
about the book
Rahida is a profoundly
deaf woman who grew up in Quetta in Pakistan and now lives
in London. As a young woman engaged to be married she
became deaf as a result of meningitis, and came to Britain
in 1981 in search of a cure, unfortunately without success.
She was then threatened with deportation and after a prolonged
campaign by friends and supporters she was eventually
given the right to stay in Britain. Her extraordinary
life story was written first in Urdu, her mother tongue,
and then in English, which she learnt in England without
being able to hear it spoken.
This new edition includes a postscript by Rashida bringing her book up to date.
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