Jasvinder Sanghera, international bestselling author of SHAME, describes her life-changing journey to the rural Punjabi village of Kang Sabu - the village where her parents grew up.
Jasvinder Sanghera was born and brought up in Derby. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a national project that supports both men and women affected by honour-based crimes and forced marriages. Jasvinder is also an international speaker and a Leading Expert Advisor to the Courts. In 2007 she received one of the prestigious Women of the Year awards. Jasvinder was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Derby in 2008. She was awarded a Pride of Britain Award in 2009 and was named a Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year in 2010.
Acclaim for SHAME: 'She tells her story with the pace and vivid turn of phrase of a true writer . . . SHAME is an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty.' - Sunday Times A vivid, honest and deeply moving narrative of despair, courage and hope. - Lord Lester speaking in Parliamentary debateUnbeaten and eloquent - Evening StandardHeart-wrenching - Daily MailOne of the most powerful things I have read. - David Cameron