Ayesha At Last, Uzma Jalaluddin 
Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Updated: November 29, 2020
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned in passing (in discussion and/or implied)
Sexual harassment (e.g. verbal or non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Attempted rape
Rape strongly implied/details surrounding a rape discussed in detail (i.e. the events before/after)
Detailed/vivid description of rape


Ayesha is hit on by a "veil chaser" (someone who fetishizes Muslim women) and reflects on other instances where this has happened to her in the past. Two female characters mention being married at the age of 17, including a character who was forced to get married by her parents. There are mentions of characters getting married to second cousins or more distant relations. Characters frequently discuss their feelings on the differences between arranged marriages and forced marriages. Several male characters comment on having lost their virginity at ages 16, 12, and even 9. We don't hear how old their partners were.

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