Samra Zafar
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Meet Samra Zafar

Samra Zafar is an award-winning international speaker, author, scholar, and social entrepreneur. Samra engages audiences around the world, speaking about authentic leadership, resilience, human rights, and youth empowerment. She appears frequently in the media and guest lectures at several universities, including Yale. Her book A Good Wife was named a top-10 read by The Washington Post.

 
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A Good Wife

“A teenage girl is pressured to marry a much older man and move to a foreign land. If you think you know this story, that it is a stereotype, you are wrong. A Good Wife is not the story of an abused woman. This is a memoir of ambition, how the very thing that lured Samra Zafar into an abusive marriage ultimately galvanized her escape and success. With unflinching candour, Zafar dissects the forces constricting her: culture, religion, her parents’ difficult marriage, their uneasy complicity in hers, the intergenerational expectations that shackled her in-laws, even her own naivete. Thorny and surprising, her story is all the more heartbreaking for its complexities. Zafar has penned a rare memoir, a life story worth reading and an emotional roller coaster that will leave you feeling empowered at the end. This is a modern-day fairy tale where the heroine saves her own life.” —SHARON BALA, bestselling author of The Boat People



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Known for inspiring audiences globally, Samra speaks on topics related to collective resilience, authentic leadership, inclusive workplaces, youth, human rights, and more.

Find out what keeps you up at night, and what wakes you up every morning. What’s the impact you want to make. What’s the change you want to create. That’s your purpose. Then live it.

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