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Take It Back

by Kia Abdullah

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Take It Back by Kia Abdullah
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    Dec 2020, 304 pages

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Kia Abdullah's courtroom drama centers on an incendiary rape trial in London.

In Kia Abdullah's novel Take It Back, sexual violence advisor Zara Kaleel becomes involved in a case where 16-year-old Jodie Wolfe is accusing four classmates of rape. Jodie has long been ostracized for having severe facial deformities resulting from a genetic condition, and she fears her claim will not be believed because, in her opinion, most people think no one would want to be intimate with someone so "ugly." Complicating the situation is the fact that the accused are socially popular and, at least superficially, well-behaved young men who are trusted by their community; they also happen to be Muslim. Zara, who is herself from a traditional Muslim family, agrees to help Jodie, which leads to a fascinating courtroom drama that forces Zara to re-evaluate the trajectory of her life and to acknowledge how her own background has influenced her decisions.

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