The Shaytan Bride


The true story of why a woman called the Canadian Embassy on the morning of her wedding day.

Sumaiya Matin was never sure if the story of the Shaytan Bride was truth or myth. However, when she moved from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Thunder Bay, Ontario, at age six, visions of the demonic bride followed her.

At first the Shaytan Bride seems to be the monster of fairy tales. However, in the weeks leading up to Sumaiya’s own unwanted wedding, she discovers the story and the bride herself are closer than they seem.

This true account of Sumaiya’s life in love and violence is a testimony to the strength of one woman’s desire to assert her humanity and the complicated fallout of her decisions.

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