When Wings Expand by Mehded Maryam Sinclair
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
A raw and emotional journal charting the death of Nur's mother to cancer.
Winner of the Unpublished Muslim Writer's Award 2011.
She wrapped her arms around me and said, Nur! I know. I don't want to go. But all I can do is keep trusting in Allah. Nur, I will always be with you! My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction. She patted my heart. They are forever sealed inside this little place.
Writing on the pages of her journal, Nur, a teenage girl in Canada, charts the onset and advance of her mother's cancer. Nur watches her mother's body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. And when family and friends begin to encroach, Nur must face the prospect of her mother's looming death.
Nur bears the crushing loss and finds her adolescent life more demanding and complex. But with the legacy of her mother's love, her family's support, and the guidance of her faith, she manages to overcome the searing pain and use her newfound strength to bring joy to the lives of others, showing them that after death wings can expand.
Makes you think of terminal disease and death especially when it hits your loved ones. A mature girl for her age, penned down her thoughts and struggles as she loses her beloved mother. Beautifully written.
I had finished read it. I found that this book is good for me because it teaches me how to overcome n patience when you encounter things u won't know what is happens. I very proud to this writer, she overcome such situation calmly but deep inside her she has a beautiful heart. May Allah bless her. Thank you.
When Wings Expand