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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We had lived together with this foster family for four years after our arrival; his parents were also mine.

A nurse had come to tear off my dress. In my village I am officially dead; if I were to go back today they would try to kill me a second time for the honour of my family. I heard vaguely what he was saying to me, but my ears had been burned and hurt so terribly. And then to have her own mother join in with the cruelty and ignorance is mind-boggling.

When Broken Glass Floats: You’re in a lull in time, bored, just thinking. My mother spoke to Hussein: Great book and I can only recommend it.


Burned Alive by Souad

How to write a great review. People could still come and kill her, in defense of the family’s honor. This is a fictional story which was dressed fere as a memoir, and the alleged author may not even exist.

It was a major punishment for me to read the whole frree, and was just hoping that it will finish as soon as possible. Another girl’s father and brother tried to murder her by stabbing her and throwing her into a dustbin. Tears of the Desert. That allive was my greatest terror, and my mother’s too. I finished this book with tears sprawling, adoring the way SOUAD wrote so cleverly, so deeply, retelling the life which no one could have ever known without this book.

The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Get to Know Us. And I heard Noura say to her: This is her harrowing story.

Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men

I am still Muslim, souae I retain few of the customs of my village. This article about a biographical or autobiographical book is a stub.

I have since met many of these women. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But what to do? I knew they were letting me die because it was forbidden to intervene in a case like mine.

I felt the jolts of the road.


Three or four months later, my stomach began to get larger. Feb 01, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: As I grew up, I waited hopefully for a marriage proposal. Soaud also recalls skuad sister being choked with a telephone cord at a time when Palestinian villages did not have telephones. Read the full article. Jun 24, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: Furthermore, these very same Saudi women are allowed by their families to drive, if they are outside of the country! She also learned a new language and a bit to write and read.

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When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. And again, the silent ones are complicit in your fate.

Women have had to fight to get our rights everywhere, it is much slower in isolated places like this. Her two plaits were smoothed with olive oil, her black scarf, that strange forehead, a bulge between her eyebrows over the nose, a profile like a bird of prey.

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