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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subject_facet Gang rape -- Pakistan, Mai, Mukhtar, Memoirs, 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_display In the name of honor : a memoir
title_full In the name of honor : a memoir / Mukhtar Mai, with Marie-Thr?s?e Cuny ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof
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topic_facet Gang rape, Mai, Mukhtar, Rape victims, Sex discrimination against women, Social conditions, Social life and customs, Violence against, Women, Women social reformers, Women's rights