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From Sound to Silence
New Edition
From Sound to Silence
Rashida Abedi

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.

Price: £3 (68 pages)
ISBN: 978-0-9565938-2-5
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