Tales of Ismaili Women of Shimshal: Hussn Bibi and Her Journey to New Zealand to Study English – By Pam Henson

Tales of Ismaili Women of Shimshal: Hussn Bibi and Her Journey to New Zealand to Study English - By Pam HensonSimerg.com Editor’s note: This is the last in Simerg’s 3-part series on Ismaili women in a remote village in Pakistan, adapted from Pam Henson’s recent publication Women of Shimshal.  Readers who are joining the series for the first time are invited to read the preceding parts by clicking:

Remarkable Tales of Ismaili Women from Shimshal, a Remote Village in the Karakoram (I)

Eid Festivities, Celebrations after a Dangerous Trip, and Stories of a Health Worker and a Wood-Cutter (II)

The story, below, of Hussn Bibi is remarkable for it provides Bibi’s life experiences of her early childhood,  marriage and career, followed by her departure and stay in New Zealand to study English, and finally her commitment to helping her community upon her return from New Zealand. Pam Henson’s own interest in Hussn Bibi and her passion and effort, both means and time, for securing Bibi a place to study English at the Campbell Institute in Auckland  is truly inspiring.

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