Ramadan without Daddy
– by Misbah Akhtar
Have you ever wondered how would Ramadan be for kids who are raised by a single parent? How would the children of divorced parents welcome Ramadan? Or would there be less to no celebration at all?
I never thought about it until Djarabi Kitabs Publishing gave me a copy of Ramadan without Daddy to review.
This debut novel by Misbah Akhtar, a single mother of 4, touches upon the life of Khadijah and her brother Danyal who live with their recently divorced mother. Right from the first page the author had me crying out of empathy for the kids whilst they were having a casual conversation on when daddy would return home. She beautifully uses an analogy portraying why a divorce takes place and how it may be the right choice for some families.
Ramadan without Daddy gives an insight into the world of innocent children who are made to be strong in light of the changes in their family.