Cursed And Healed 17 Reviews

By: Wafa Zaka

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“Human beings are heavy beings, always burdened- unable to fly. Even their silence doesn’t soar, it only drowns.”

Four different people, leading four different lives are shunned by the society in isolation with unwanted and harsh labels. Ashya is forced to push her brother out of her life. Bimala is treated as someone disgusting and cursed. Adag is left to live with the daag (spots) of his traumatized past, contrary to the meaning of his name, spotless. And Haya is shoved into a world of sexual objectification.

All are barricaded from the society and deprived of the liberty to live freely in the society with dignity. However, as the events unfold, the lives of a thief, a hermaphrodite, a lunatic and, a prostitute cross paths and in one way or another, they find solace together.

Will they be able to change their lives and turn their flaws perfectly into assets or will they remain to live their lives as misfits?

ISBN (Digital) 000
ISBN (Hard copy) 978-969-696-094-2
Total Pages 60
Language English
Estimated Reading Time 1 hr
Genre Tragedy
Published By Daastan
Published On 26 Aug 2018
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Apr 13, 2022

Saba Khan


Dec 27, 2020

Kudos for writing this masterpiece. Well penned the ending was somewhat loosely coupled but throughout the execution was captivating. Hope you'll write more Wafa. More power to you.

Noor Ul Ain


Oct 17, 2020

Storytelling is not about finishing it. It is about moving someone and the last scene could have been dynamic but it was too forced. This one has a lot of potential.

Jan 06, 2017

Jan 05, 2017

Worth reading and reviewing for. The twist, the description and each angle.of the story clearly explains the theme. Keep it up Wafa. You deserved it.

Sehr Gul


Dec 11, 2016


Murk Rajper


Nov 14, 2016

Beautifully written!

sadaf khan


Nov 12, 2016

great work! Enjoyed every bit!

Aisha Agha


Nov 11, 2016

A Wonderful script! More power to you and your writing!!

Nov 06, 2016

I liked it. The simplicity of it was good. The story was impactful.

Aug 25, 2016

Made me cry.
Really thought provoking piece of work!
A must read I should say!

Sabah Shahid


Aug 20, 2016

I felt my heart break for each of the characters in this story. Beautifully written and thought provoking, this story will stay with you forever

Aug 16, 2016

Never have I ever read such a story and I doubt that I ever will. To say that this story is amazing, fantastic and whatnot, will be an understatement. For, I have no words in my vocabulary to praise this piece of work. There are countless People in this world like Ashya, Bimala and Haya. It saddens my soul to see that despite being told by Islam to be kind and good to all, we treat them in the most horrible and cruel way possible.

May Allah cleanse our hearts from such thoughts and make us; what we really should be as Muslims. Ameen.

Saman Malik


Aug 16, 2016

Perfect translation of the theme 'The Untold Stories'
Makes hearts bleed and wonder why people make the lives of other people so miserable and unbearable.

Aug 05, 2016

An absolutely brilliant short story that lays light on the struggles of even those who are belittled by society, stereotyped as the untouchables and treated as an inferior race.

Omer Malik


Aug 05, 2016

Amazing read. Reminds us of how every person is a world on to themselves.
Some of the sentences are really memorable! Especially the concept of sillage!

Aug 03, 2016

An intellectual note that flashes the flaws of society and the writer has gone deep into the evils that one sees of and on . Young writer should b commended on that .

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