Book Cover of Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

One victim. Four accused. Who is telling the truth?

Zara, a former barrister, now a rape counselor, is presented with this dilemma when Jodie walks through her office door. Jodie is a facially disfigured teenager, who alleges that she has been raped by four handsome Muslim schoolmates. As the case progresses, Zara sees some inconsistencies in Jodie’s story. Worse, she is vilified as a traitor to her own people as she goes after the young Muslim men who appear to be of exceptional character. Race, class, the immigrant experience, disability, and the position of women in traditional cultures all come into play in this absorbing page turner.