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Bestseller on honour killing ‘is a fake’

The only thing forbidven I disliked about the book was that the back of the book was a spoiler. But there is no record of her ever being there. I did not feel it was real or compelling. The novel centers on the life of Dalia, a young Muslim woman living in AmmanJordan. The inevitable happens and Dalia’s father KILLS his daughter and is not sorrowful about it, rather he feels justified to root out the “evil” in his house.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Other editions – View all Honor Lost: And how women are so suppressed in Arab cultures.

It also serves a good cause. Despite the fact this “non fiction” was actually fictitious, it did shed a light on Honor Killings that I think could help educate several Westerns on the subject. It’s a shame Bagain was not prosecuted over this book. The Hand that Signed the Paper, a novel about Stalinist collectivisation in Ukraine, purportedly written by the daughter of a Ukrainian taxi driver, was later revealed to be the work forbieden an Anglo-Australian called Helen Darville.

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Such a powerful story. Despite the arguments over how realistic or fictitious this novel is, there are many true undertones such as, and primarily the main focus of the book on honor killings. I will be using this book in my thesis about memoirs about honor killings. Fortunately, I still get the same impression as I did a few years ago when first reading it. Feb 27, Ranjana rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview Forbivden a Problem?

I struggled with this unbalanced and preachy portrayal. It was very well written and quite captivating. Honor Lost is a book that still haunts me even though it’s been a couple of years since I read it. The book was published by Random House in Questions about Khouri’s story surfaced almost immediately [1]as several readers wrote on message boards that much of the book didn’t ring true, and located 73 factual errors some of them basicanachronisms, and exaggerations e.

In she married John Toliopoulos, the father of her two children, Zoe and Christopher. I honestly don’t know how to rate this book.

As a work of fiction, it would still be an intense and riveting novel, but when presented by the author as factual and subsequently found to be fictionit leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth.

It’s a foorbidden that she’s now exposed and discredited.

Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with h I’d always believed that we’d spend our lives together After criticism from Jordanian writers and groups in regards to numerous errors, the book was exposed as a literary hoax in While their story is not new or unheard of, it is poignant and told with compassionate familial memories.


After an fobridden investigation, the Sydney Morning Herald borma that Khouri has a Greek-American husband, two nnorma children, and a family in Chicago who have heard little about her in years.

In it she recounts a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy, and also attempts to bring to the world’s attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan — an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their families.

It is a crime that effectively goes unpunished. The characters fall flat and it is obvious that the Khouri has an axe to grind with Jordanian society. Based on honor killing.

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The Sydney Morning Herald. Lists with This Book. Khouri had not lived in Jordan sincebut had lived in Chicago for most of her life, and was married with two children.

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