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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Souad says the most she is comfortable with is bearing witness by narrating her story for this book, rather than traveling to confront her family.

I decided to do everything I could to speak to him, at the risk of being beaten or stoned to death. A seventeen years old girl who dreams of being wed to serve her husband and most of all, be free. This is her harrowing story.

Jacqueline was taking me to the serious burns unit of a Swiss hospital. Souad at qlive was condemned by her family when she became pregnant by the ‘boy next door,’ which occurred because she douad hoped and believed that he w A staggering number of women and girls are killed each year, by members of their own families, in a practice collectively referred to as honor killing.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The review must be at least 50 characters long. What so many of us in the modern world seem to forget is that the rest of the world does not “progress” at the same rate. She was a girl.

Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK. I heard vaguely what he was saying to me, but slive ears had been burned and hurt so terribly. I’ll find a way. Now in permanent exile from her homeland, she has decided to tell her story and reveal the barbarity of a practice that continues to this day.


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Secrets of the Henna Girl. View all 23 comments. Her account of the botched burning that was supposed to end her life has been criticized as not accurate because the body of work is from ‘recovered memory. Thanks for telling us about the problem. At the tender age of 17, Souad, a Palestinian girl from a remote village on the West Bank, fell in love. He said I should wait – “Until I give you a sign.

As she falls in love with him she reluctantly agrees to have sex with him and falls pregnant, to the disgust and shame of her family.

One morning while Souad was washing the family’s clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. Start your free trial. The day after we arrived I had an emergency operation, to free my chin from my chest and allow me to raise my head. It wasn’t the nurse. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. But, i can say that most of it was true.

One person found this helpful. Twenty-five years later I see these images again as if time has stopped. You submitted the following rating and review. Some details just don’t add up. She was burned alive. I Can Live No Longer: Horribly burned over seventy percent of her body and still denounced by her family, Souad was able to receive the care she needed only after the intervention of a European aid worker.

I don’t care about it: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge. I can’t believe that people bought it under the impression that it was a burnfd story based on real facts!


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When Broken Glass Floats: One morning, in the stable, I suddenly felt very strange. If it is true then its a five star. What a compelling story, both sad and enlightening. I wondered if it could have been a dream, a nightmare.

Women have had to fight to get our rights everywhere, it is much slower in isolated bhrned like this. And that what happened with Souad. A blow with a stone is all it would take! So, well, this book is not for the weak- I’m aware there is some degree of doubt as to veracity of this story.

That well was my greatest terror, and my mother’s too. Namun menjelang akhir buku ini aku sedikit slive. Tears of the Desert. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Burned Alive

I was suspicious of it when I read it because the book described things which were, quite frankly, impossible. A single ray of hope threw Souad, helped her grow, and yet, also suffocated her. Horrifically burned, and abandoned by her family and community, it was only the intervention of a European aid worker that enabled Souad to receive the care and sanctuary she so desperately needed and to start her life again.

A Total Waste of Makeup. The man who does the killing is considered a hero. Burned Alive is a eerie book, retelling the events of which no one can possibly imagine true – but no matter how many times you look away, telling yourself its impossible someone to be treated so harshly, your heart yearns to read on!