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Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out

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When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her West Bank village, as in so many others, sex before marriage is considered a grave dishonor to one's family and is punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of meting out her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he poured gasoline over her and set her on fire. Miraculously, she survived, rescued by women of her village, who put out the flames and took her to a local hospital. 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. 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. Burned Alive ...is the first true account ever published by a victim of an honor crime. Souad's inspiring testimony is a shocking, moving, and harrowing story of cruelty and incomparable courage...and an inspiring call to action to end a heinous tradition.

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Souad was a 17-year-old woman living in a small village in Jordan when she made the mistake of falling in love--"an event that would lead to unspeakable acts of violence and a lifetime of exile from her homeland. Desperate to leave her abusive childhood behind, Souad begins a relationship with a neighbor--"one that would leave her pregnant, and her family shamed. Now, Souad faces the only punishment her society deems acceptable death. Her survival of her family's attempt to kill her, leaving her with burns over 70% of her body, her dramatic escape, and her resolve to build a new life is a tale of heartbreaking drama and remarkable courage.

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Souad lives with her husband, and must still keep her identity and location secret from her family.

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Susan R., July 26, 2010 (view all comments by Susan R.)
This was by far the hardest book I've ever read. The brutality was overwhelming. To think that honour killings exist to this day is mind boggling. Thank goodness for the aid worker and her determination.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446694872
With:
Cuny, Marie-Therese
Publisher:
Warner Books
With:
Cuny, Marie-Therese
Author:
Souad
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
225
Dimensions:
9.06x6.06x.64 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Souad was a 17-year-old woman living in a small village in Jordan when she made the mistake of falling in love--"an event that would lead to unspeakable acts of violence and a lifetime of exile from her homeland. Desperate to leave her abusive childhood behind, Souad begins a relationship with a neighbor--"one that would leave her pregnant, and her family shamed. Now, Souad faces the only punishment her society deems acceptable death. Her survival of her family's attempt to kill her, leaving her with burns over 70% of her body, her dramatic escape, and her resolve to build a new life is a tale of heartbreaking drama and remarkable courage.
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