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, . Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam. MARGARETTE DRISCOLL. May 16 , am, The Sunday Times. Press £ pp At the tender age. 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.

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Not sute if it is a true memoir of the said author or a fiction work based on some culture and tradition. And even more miraculous to have given birth all alone later in the hospital where she was left to die. Jun 16, Cindy rated it did not like it. What a book full of crap!!! She has decided to talk for all those who today are risking their lives.

Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam | The Sunday Times

Felul ei de-a lupta m-a fascinat. I can’t believe that people bought it under the impression that it was a real story based on real facts! About the book itself, I cannot imagine the pain bured has had to endure and the strength and courage to get to where she is today.

Women suffer the most from this insecurity.

Burned alive

Vurned at 17 was condemned by her family when she became pregnant by the ‘boy next door,’ which occurred because she fervently 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.


Sex and getting pregnant before marriage is a grave dishonor for some if not all Muslim countries.

On the other hand, I feel that this book oversimplifies the circumstances of her life and her culture. Hanan was sitting on the floor, arms and legs flailing, and Assad was leaning over her, strangling her with the telephone cord. I’m going to die, I thought.

IF Souad exists, I wish she could come out and hold a press conference. I pushed it off. This is either a hoax or a badly written memoir, incompletely recalled by the subject of this story, or purposefully altered to protect her identity. There were also two half-sisters, by our father’s second wife, who were still children. Burnes mengejek dan berkata.

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It certainly would not have provoked calls for his prosecution. Sometimes, coming back from the fields with the animals, my elder sister Kainat and I talked about what might happen: Very quickly my mother took the sheepskin and smothered the baby. May burnrd, Philip Howard rated it it was amazing. I knew they were letting me die because it was forbidden to intervene in a case like mine.

My sister was beaten by her husband and she brought shame on our family when she came home to complain. Once he tied up my sister Kainat and me, our hands behind our backs, our legs bound, and a scarf over our mouths to stop us screaming. In the eyes of their community he was a hero.


Ssouad execution for a ‘crime of honour’ was a respectable duty unlikely to bring about condemnation from others. We were forbidden to go near them for fear of becoming pigs like them. Storytelling worked perfectly here to make me aware of this horror in threat of which many women live daily.

Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam

Was she denounced by a neighbour? As far as I know, none of them have survived. I heard women wailing over me. Your behavior in some way disrupts the rule of order.

This article is about the book. To tell the world the truth of this barbaric practice. The next day, she is doing the laundry in the courtyard of the house. When I told Faiez, his face went blank. I would endure the fate of all women who sully the honour of men. Common characteristics are the wide range of ‘rules’ by which females must abide to avoid being aoivefamily agreement to commit the act, and attempts to make the killing look accidental.