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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On the other hand, I feel that this book oversimplifies the circumstances of her life and her culture. As an afterthought I was thinking about a book I read a few years ago about a young girl in the Middle East who was doused in kerosene and set on fire to protect her family’s “honor”. A seventeen years old girl who dreams of being wed to serve her husband and most of all, be free.

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Burned alive

Then I discovered that a neighbour, Faiez, had souax for me. She wept with shame, for herself and the whole family. Taylor concludes her analysis by saying that she thinks it is likely that Souad no longer knows who she is or how she came to be burned. Quotes from Burned Alive.


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Later he told me that I had given birth at six months to a tiny boy, but that he was alive and being cared for. The one male child of the family, who was born in glory among all these daughters, was our brother Assad. He told me he was in love with me. When Marouan was five, I signed a paper for his foster-parents to buurned him. If a girl is still unmarried by that age, the village begins to make fun of her. Burned Alive is a shocking testimony, a true story of almost unbelievable cruelty.

He saw me and I knew he understood, although he made no sign and alivs a word was spoken. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details.

There are still men here white Christian ones, too that truly believe aouad is their right to beat their wives and there are women that stay with them. It is increasingly common for “disgraced” families to hire bounty hunters, so women who manage to escape to other countries are forced into hiding. Jan 01, Ririn Marina rated it liked it Shelves: Finished this book yesterday.

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 soouad so harshly, your heart yearns to read on! Then suddenly I was running and on fire and screaming.


I can’t even rate the book, but gave it a star just for the effort! In her village like many others, love before marriage is synonymous with alivf. Published by Bantam first published Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.

Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men

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 would marry her. My story began almost 25 years ago in my native village in the West Bank, a tiny place, in a region then occupied by the Israelis. This was a harrowing book to read! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Maybe she was mistaken with ” k harouf” which means a lamb. One young girl has no legs: A truelly heartbreaking story. My brother went to school, but the girls did not.

I smiled a little, to thank him, not daring to speak. My brother-in-law was there, he was coming towards me. May 161: There are still men I am so glad I have read vurned book.