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In the Name of Honor: A Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

In June 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala, was gang raped by a local clan known as the Mastoi — punishment for indiscretions allegedly committed by the woman's brother. While certainly not the first account of a female body being negotiated for honor in a family, this time the survivor had bravely chosen to fight back. In doing so, Mai single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan, one of the world's most adverse climates for women. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; By July 2002, the Pakistani government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money and sentenced her attackers to death — and Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls so that future generations would not suffer, as she had, from illiteracy. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In this rousing account, Mai describes her experience and how she has since become an agent for change and a beacon of hope for oppressed women around the world. Timely and topical, andlt;iandgt;In the Name of Honorandlt;/iandgt; is the remarkable and inspirational memoir of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.

Synopsis:

This rousing account is the exclusive, authorized memoir of international rights icon Mukhtar Mai, whose courageous struggle for justice earned her acclaim as "the Rosa Parks of Pakistan."

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Mukhtar Maiandlt;/bandgt; is now a leading example for women in her native country and around the globe. With her compensation money she has opened two schools in her village, one for girls and another for boys. In August 2005, she was awarded the Fatima Jinnah gold medal for bravery and courage by the Pakistani government and was named Woman of the Year by andlt;Iandgt;Glamourandlt;/iandgt; magazine. In 2006, andlt;Iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt; magazine listed her in their issue on the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was also awarded the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416532293
Author:
Mai, Mukhtar
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
With:
Cuny, Marie-Therese
Translator:
Coverdale, Linda
Author:
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Author:
Cuny, Marie-Therese
Author:
Coverdale, Linda
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Women -- Pakistan.
Subject:
Pakistan Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pp bandamp;w insert
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 9.52 oz

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History and Social Science » Asia » Pakistan
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