The meaning of women’s rights varies with nationality and culture. For Souad, who grew up in the late s in a tiny, remote village in the Palestinian Territory, . Read “Burned Alive A Victim of the Law of Men” by Souad with Rakuten Kobo. A year-old girl Get $5 off your first eBook; Get your first audiobook for free. Burned Alive: a Victim of the Law of Men is a best-selling book, ostensibly a first- person account of an attempted honor killing. The author, Souad, is described as a Palestinian woman now living in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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My mother had 14 children, but only five survived. Did she go out alone? Furthermore, these very same Saudi women are allowed by their families to drive, if they are outside of the country! My Name Is Mahtob. How can this prohibition be a ‘tradition’ or a ‘cultural matter’ when just across the border other Arab societies don’t enforce the same restriction.

Also, I disagree with Jacqueline, that when she is in the Middle East she, as an outsider, must ‘respect’ the local tradition, even if it is ‘bizarre’.

But unfortunately, the older sister must get married first. I used to own a copy of this book, but let someone use it and I loved it so much that I want to buy buurned again.

I would endure the fate of all women who sully the honour of men. This takes place in Palestine, apparently. Later, I pleaded with my mother, assuring allve that I had had my period.

This was life in our village. Twenty-five years later I see these images again as if time has stopped. Retrieved from ” https: And I heard Noura say to her: At 17 years of age, Souad was already considered old to not be married yet.


If I was pregnant, my father would smother me in the sheepskin blanket. Maybe she was mistaken with ” k harouf” which burne a lamb.

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Feb 04, Hana Candelaria rated it it was amazing. Her brother-in-law was given the task of meting out her punishment.

Hussein had botched the job: May 14, chucklesthescot rated it liked it Shelves: She may never stray from her path or look up, for if a man catches her eye, the whole village labels her a charmuta, prostitute.

Ratings and Reviews 2 7 star ratings 2 reviews. Get The Bugned Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Even knowing there is a lot of controversy over whether this is a true story or not, due to this author bringing the “all too true” plight of oppressed Muslim women to our attention I give it 5 stars. Jan 20, Pera rated it liked it Recommends it for: Very quickly my mother took the sheepskin and smothered the baby.

He must have had a souda job in the city because he didn’t dress like a labourer. There were women, I remember, two of them, so I must have climbed over the garden wall and into the street. Hanan was sitting on the floor, arms and legs flailing, and Assad was leaning over her, strangling her with the telephone cord.

He saw me and I knew he understood, although he made no sign and not a word was spoken.

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Three or four months later, my stomach began to get larger. It doesn’t take much for everyone to see a girl as a charmuta who has brought shame to the family and must die to restore their honour – as well as that of the entire village. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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So the burner I am writing this, I was looking through my school library shelves and I found this! This article about a biographical or soud book is a stub. Ok I am a little confused and gave this book a 5 star rating thinking it was true but have come to find out that most likly this is not a true account so I am giving it one star.

It does frfe light to the issue of honor killing in the West Bank. May 15, Sabrina Rutter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Then suddenly I was running and on fire and screaming.

In Pakistan the custom is an accepted part of national culture. He burnee my mother by the arm and made her leave the room.

But a girl must wait her turn in the family to be married. I say it is shocking but actually I have read so many stories like this that I feel I am becoming hardened to their content.

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Aljve you like us to take another look at this review? Nu ma asteptam sa fie atat de buna si sa transmita atat de bine emotiile, durerea, disperarea, toate sentimentele si incercarile la care a fost supusa aceasta femeie. What this woman has been through is atrocious, frightful, appalling and extremely sad. Introduction to Social Work: