In the name of honor: a memoir

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Atria Books,
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First Atria Books hardcover edition.
In June 2002, journalists throughout the world began to hear of the gang rape of a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala. The rape was ordered by a local clan known as the Mastoi and was arranged as punishment for indiscretions allegedly committed by the woman's brother. While certainly not the first account of a female body being negotiated for honor in a family, and (sadly) not the last, journalists and activists were captivated. This time the survivor had chosen to fight back, and in doing so, single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan. Her name was Mukhtar Mai, and her decision to stand up to her accusers was an act of bravery unheard of in one of the world's most adverse climates for women.By July 2002, Mai's case was headline news in Pakistan and under international scrutiny, the government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money (a historic settlement), and her attackers were sentenced to death. Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls in an effort to ensure that future generations would not suffer, as she had, from illiteracy.In this rousing account, Mai describes her experience and how she has since become an agent for change and a beacon of hope for oppressed women around the world. Timely and topical,In the Name of Honoris the remarkable and inspirational memoir of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.
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display_descriptionMukhtar Mai chronicles the events surrounding her 2002 gang rape in the impoverished village of Meerwala and her decision to stand up to her attackers, describing how she overcame the fear she felt and how her actions influenced the feminist movement in Pakistan.
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ils:89892BookBooksFirst Atria Books hardcover edition.EnglishAtria Books, 2006.xvi, 172 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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subject_facetGang rape -- Pakistan
Mai, Mukhtar
Pakistan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
Rape victims -- Pakistan -- Biography
Sex discrimination against women -- Pakistan
Women -- Pakistan -- Biography
Women -- Pakistan -- Social conditions
Women -- Violence against -- Pakistan
Women social reformers -- Pakistan -- Biography
Women's rights -- Pakistan
title_displayIn the name of honor : a memoir
title_fullIn the name of honor : a memoir / Mukhtar Mai, with Marie-Thr?s?e Cuny ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof
title_shortIn the name of honor
title_suba memoir
topic_facetGang rape
Mai, Mukhtar
Rape victims
Sex discrimination against women
Social conditions
Social life and customs
Violence against
Women social reformers
Women's rights