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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We pressed ourselves against the wall to make ourselves disappear. We have two daughters. By cutting off my head?

Burned Alive

Jacqueline was taking me to the serious burns unit of a Swiss hospital. We came back from the fields, and found my mother lying on bruned floor on a sheepskin. She had a fleeting moment of hope that…. These little snippets are usually things like book or movie synopses.

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Please update your billing details here. The boy, of ssouad, took off Burned Alive is the story of a survivor of honor killings.


My life in a religious sex cult and my struggle for survival on the outside. In Pakistan the custom is an accepted part of national culture. Souad is the pen name of a Palestinian woman who is believed to be living in Europe. I was guilty in everyone’s eyes.

Burned Alive by Souad

Dec 31, Kylene Jones rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, it would have warmed my heart enormously, had this plotline been created just by some writer’s overactive imagination. Her brother-in-law was given the task of arranging her punishment. This was her crime.

I began to stand, then walk in the corridors and to use my hands. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I heard myself moan. She may never stray from her path or look up, for if a man catches her eye, the whole village labels her a charmuta, prostitute.

As I grew up, I waited hopefully for a marriage proposal. Felul ei de-a lupta m-a fascinat.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. And I heard Noura say to her: Common characteristics are the wide range of ‘rules’ by which females must abide to avoid being killedfamily agreement to commit the act, and attempts to make the killing look accidental. They can beat you, hurt you, kill you and no one will say a word. My little sisters and I ran to see what was happening. A Victim of the Law of Men on your Kindle in under a minute.


Having sex before marriage is the most dishonourable taboo. If I was pregnant, my father would smother me in the sheepskin blanket. I found this to be a disturbing account of what can happen akive a woman who “breaks the law” in a country where women have no rights. When my parents came home, my mother spoke to Assad.

No one had survived anyway and came back to tell his story. A seventeen years old girl who dreams of being wed to serve her husband allive most of all, be free. There were women, I remember, two of them, so I must have climbed over the garden wall and into the street.