Samira & Samir (book)


When Samira is born her father, who wanted a son to succeed him, decides to bring her up as a boy. And so Samira becomes Samir, learns to fight, ride and shoot, and when her father is killed, becomes head of the family. Yet, as she approaches adulthood, Samira becomes increasingly troubled by her false identity. And when she falls passionately in love, she is faced with a heartbreaking choice - she wants to live as Bashir's wife but to do so she must betray her family, reveal her female identity, and in doing so, give up her freedom... [1]