My scarred heart
Hanifa is an orphan. Her mother died in childbirth, her father died in a shooting when Hanifa was 7. For a couple of years, she lived with her Teta, but she too died, of cancer.
The only remaining family for Hanifa was her aunt Amina and her uncle Yusuf, as well as their son. She went to live with them, but soon they started abusing her. Slaps, paddlings and starvation were only a few of their methods.
At the age of 17, Hanifa has just graduated high school. Her father's friends soon offer their son, Ahab, as Hanifa's husband.
She accepts immediately, simply to get out of her living hell. After her nikah, she returns home with her husband. As the memories of abuse flood back, Hanifa realizes that maybe her husband is not exactly the Prince Charming she was expecting...