SOURCE: Gully Gods Publishing

Gully Gods Publishing

April 07, 2011 07:07 ET

Not Easily Washed Away: Memoirs of a Muslim's Daughter

Shocking, Compelling, Controversial, This New Paperback Addresses Incest and Child Sexual Abuse in the Muslim Culture

NEW HAVEN, CT--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - "Not Easily Washed Away" is important and relevant as we watch the revolution for freedom and democracy explode in the Middle East and Islamic states. Under-reported by the media, mercy killings by fathers and male siblings of Muslim women who are joining the movement are increasing. "Not Easily Washed Away" addresses the inability to talk about subjects that are "Haram" (taboo) in the Islamic culture, leaving thousands of young women to suffer under the scourge of their dominant male counterparts. "Not Easily Washed Away" is one Muslima's account of brainwashing and psychological trauma some women experience. The authors hope to spotlight this issue, and hopefully help other young women to extricate themselves from the abuse. "Not Easily Washed Away" is written from a psychological perspective in first person, as Laila shares her painful past with the reader, sparing no details of her ordeal as a child, teenager, and young adult.

The Paperback and ebook is now available on, and and in bookstores in the United States starting April 4th 2011 and worldwide by the end of April. This marks the first release for both the authors and Gully Gods Publishing which will be distributed by Gardners Books. Both Authors will participate in the Publicity Campaign of the book which will include book signings, interviews, and appearances for the next three months.

About the Authors
Anon Beauty is the main character in the book, which is written from a psychological perspective in first person. Anon (Laila) shares her painful past with the reader and her co-author Brian, sparing no details of her ordeal as a child, teenager and young adult, growing up in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Anon Beauty, who ran away from her father to escape the abuse, will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree, June 2011.

Brian Arthur Levene is a recent graduate (December 2010) with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health and is currently pursuing his master's in Biology Education. This is his first novel, co-authored, and inspired by his fiancé, pen named Anon Beauty. They live together with their son.

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