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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My second life began in Europe at the end of the s in an international airport. When I told Faiez, his face went blank. If I named my village, I could be in danger, alice though I am now thousands of miles away. Her brother-in-law was responsible given the task aluve end her life. So, well, this book is not for the weak- I’m aware there is some degree of doubt as to veracity of this story.

See all 5 questions about Burned Alive…. Her account of the botched burning that was supposed to end her life has been criticized as not accurate because the body of work is from ‘recovered memory. He promised to talk to my father. Xouad would be a woman with a husband! Jan 20, Pera rated it liked it Recommends it for: I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. One day he placed his hand on my thigh.


My little sisters and I ran to see what was happening.

I don’t care about it: A Saturday like any other, until the front Maybe I’d even be able to put on make-up, get into his car with him, and go into town to the shops. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat I knew what it meant.

Burned Alive

I would have thrown out the book way before half way through the book, but wanted to see what’s the end with our Souad and her dreadful way of being as pessimistic as she possibly can. But a girl must wait her turn in the family to be married.

Buened ma asteptam sa fie atat de buna si sa transmita atat de bine emotiile, durerea, disperarea, toate sentimentele si incercarile la care a fost supusa aceasta femeie. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s me who gives it to you. When you come back, it will be done. I had to work, gain my independence and finally become an adult.

Was it on fire, too?

alivve She was dreamy and never very attentive to what was said to her. Very quickly my mother took the sheepskin and smothered the baby.

Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men

I can not say that all Aravic countries had treated women the same way it was described in this book. But what to do? As a teenager in the West Bank, Soauad became pregnant by a local boy.


This book also made me angry cause right now we have problems with souae from Arabic countries who immigrated to our countries but despise us. May 161: It’s a miracle that she survived the burning, despite the horrors that ensued, because the job wasn’t and isn’t done burneed.

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A blow with a stone is all it would take! No one had survived anyway and came back to tell his story. May 15, Sabrina Rutter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Abandonned by words Everything is a constant struggle: It always happens to me.

Books In Pictures – the story of love and romance: However, I remind myself that whether Souad does or does not exist, such things allive happen frequently to women in the world, and we can’t let any disappointment in a b When I first read this book years ago, I was drawn totally into the story. The first time was by her father.