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From Silence to Speech – the Voice of Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Original Article

Alka Verma*, Ruchi Mishra Tiwari, in Shodhaytan | Multidisciplinary Academic Research

ABSTRACT:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the name not to be missed in English literature. She is well known in the world of English writing because of her bold, outspoken, especially regarding women rights. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a famed speaker, debater and journalist. Times Magazine has chosen her name among the hundred most influential people in the world. Her boldness is inspired by her father Hirsi Magan Isse, who was a Somali politician. He had great influence over her. Memories of her childhood reiterated the continued unequal condition of women around the world. Going through her novels-Infidel, Nomad, The Caged Virgin and Heretic, we came to know about her journey from silence to speech. Her novel Infidel was the bestseller of The New York Times. She came in the limelight when her friend and director of the documentary movie-Submission, Theo Van Gogh was murdered. A great supporter of women rights, she is also a vocal activist. Memories of her life are not the mere collection of her past, but they are reflections of her struggle for a free life a life free from orthodox thinking bounded personality and caged emotions. But the way she came out of that is the most important part to be known by all of us. Her journey is the journey of strong determination and will power fighting in odd situations.