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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And “halouf” isn’t even a word. Just like their mothers and daughters later. We were forbidden to go near them for fear of becoming pigs like them.

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

Were they really going to kill me? I don’t know if it’s a true story, nothing can prove it. Burned Alive is her memoir. It is very sad to hear these kind of stories. Hanan fre sitting on the floor, arms and legs flailing, and Assad was leaning over her, strangling her with the telephone cord.

When Souad fell pregnant she knew her punishment would likely be death. My mother was married at Jan 01, Ririn Marina rated it liked it Shelves: It wasn’t the nurse.

So far, there is no independent evidence to support the publisher’s claim that the book is based on a true story or even that Souad exists at all. It’s hard to believe this kind of barbarity and ignorance still exists in our 21st century of supercomputers, space flights, and mega universities but, sadly, it does. I smiled a little, to thank him, not daring to speak. I was 24 and I didn’t feel I could stay any longer. Item s unavailable for purchase. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


How lucky people are and seldom know to the depths of their good fortune. I now live in Europe, where I am married to a good man, Antonio.

My brother went out and came back through that door; he went to the cinema – he did as he liked. Your behavior in some way disrupts the rule of order. They were born like this and so they’ll die. The doctor heard my cries and came into the room. Feb 04, Hana Candelaria rated it it was amazing. When I told Faiez, his face went blank.

Souad 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.

What I did know was that we had to hate the Jews, who had taken our land; my father called them halouf, pigs.

Burned alive – Telegraph

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. It’s translated as pig in the book but the real word is ” k hanzir”.


Jul 27, okyrhoe rated it did not like it Shelves: Women are not allowed to speak and think for themselves. Souad hears of a possible arranged marriage to a neighbour and after spying freee him, finds him attractive enough to start contact with. For long months there were skin grafts, 24 operations in all.

In an atmosphere like this one, you can only imagine what would happen to a girl who loses her virginity, let alone gets pregnant before marriage.

No one had survived anyway and came back to tell his story.

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Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam

Where I come from, being born a girl is a curse: The Sydney Morning Herald. So far, there is no independent evidence to support the publisher’s claim that the book is based on a true story or even that Souad exists at all.

He leant over and took the baby away, without showing it to me. He poured gasoline on her and set her on fire.

How this courageous woman managed to survive and prevail is truly amazing. I heard vaguely what he was saying to me, but my ears had been burned and hurt so terribly.

Was she denounced by a neighbour?