- 2018 INDIES Winner
- Gold, Autobiography & Memoir (Adult Nonfiction)
Breaking Vases powerfully and vividly captures the rich heritage of one woman’s Middle East, along with its brutal realities, which followed Dima Ghawi from her native Jordan to her adopted country, the US. Brought up in a small, conservative Christian community in Amman, Dima learned to be quiet and subservient to her elders and to men. Her memoir captures the terrors and joys of escaping confinements, crossing continents, and daring to discover and create a bold identity and life purpose.