"At times I found myself smiling as each woman's individual character is beautifully captured but ultimately the book opened my eyes to how frustrating
and complex it can be for them. Her final chapter 'letter to my sister' left me stifling sobs."
"Shackled Sisters is an attack on bigots who believe that women in these communities are suppressed and weak, revealing instead how strong they are in
actuality. At the same it is a scathing attack on the forces of patriarchy and pervasive conservatism."
"Shackled Sisters is a candid portrayal of how archaic elements of Asian culture still play an overbearing part in the lives of British Asian women
"Aisha Elahi vividly and empathetically illustrates how pungent cultural values still flourish at the expense of women."