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I must find a way to make all Arab women’s silent cries for justice and freedom heard around the world. Views Read Edit View history. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Khouri actually grew up in Chicago, not in Jordan. I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. Finally after lugging it from home forbiddsn home I finally read it. And, the author claiming it to be the truth just makes it a piece of trash.

Norma Khouri

This book was very important to read. Perhaps women in Jordan don’t live in fear constantly, and this book may have slightly generalized an entire population, but honor killings do happen, and one is one too many. At one point Norma forbiddne asked about how this change should be attempted and she asserts that changes in the law are needed to effect change in society whereas the view of the Jordanian campaigner on dorbidden ground is that to be effective laws must emerge naturally from a changed society.

Who all she wanted in life was to love and be loved. It is this reader’s hope that Torbidden has found some peace and freedom from the nightmares that consumed her nights in the days that followed Dalia’s tragic fate. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It will be interesting to contrast it with other memoirs. I loved this book, but after adding it to my books on Good Reads, I learned it was a hoax. Since Khouri still insists that the story is true, Broinowski gives her the opportunity to prove that it is fully or at least partly truthful; however, the evidence Broinowski uncovers indicates not only that Khouri’s book is fiction in spite of her father’s claim that it was true but that Khouri had committed a number of scams even before the book.


For a third, she was not living in Jordan for her adult life, so unless Dalia was a particularly close penpal, she didn’t have a best friend living in Jordan who was murdered. To ask other readers questions about Honor Lostplease sign up.

The religion which states that a murder of one human being is the murder of whole humanity. Retrieved 18 June Open Preview See a Problem? A well told and touching story although I didnt see the need to target a religion when the problem is cultural. Come to find out, the entire story was a hoax.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan by Norma Khouri

After the revelation of her literary hoax made headline news, she moved back to the United States. Jul 03, Sarah rated it did not like it. View all 6 forbiddne. Common terms and phrases Allah allowed Amjed Amman apologize appointment Aqaba Arab Article 98 asked Bedouin began believe Bism break room Christian cigarette coffee Dalia and Michael Dalia’s father Dalia’s house death desert dhimmah door emotions everything eyes face father and brothers fear feel felt foribdden Friday friends front girl hair happened haraam hear honour crimes honour killing hope Irbid Islam Islamic calendar Jordanian women Kifaya kitchen knew Koran laws live look Mahmood male marriage married Michael and Jehan mind Mohammed Mohammed’s months morning mother murder Muslim never night non-Muslim Norma NORMA KHOURI pulled Ramadan realized religion Sabah salon shar’ia sharmuta silence sister spent stay street Suhal sure talk tell Thank thing thought told tried trying Turkish coffee voice wait walked week woman wonderful words worry.

Honor crimes still exist. Feb 27, Ranjana rated it really liked it Shelves: Bagain is suspected of being a serial con artist, with evidence suggesting that she is suspected of fraud befriending an old woman with dementia and forging her signature on her will, borrowing and then never returning money from a neighbour to fight accusations in the US, lying about her children being those of a drug addict whom she had adopted and whose husband is rumoured to have links to Greek crime khpuri in the US.


Photos of ‘Dalia’, who comes from an extremely devout Muslim family, show her wearing hijab with loe hair on display, which would not have been allowed in a family of that level of religious devotion.

If they’re so desperate to make up a story from their mind then why don’t they write a novel and spare themselves the drama. A good read, couldn’t put it down, read it in one sitting. The Sydney Morning Herald. References to this book The woman in the muslin mask: Nobody is served well by deception Norma Khouri – Absolute Write www.

I picked this book up at least 10 years ago in a second hand bookshop in Hay on Wye a.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

While it is obviously not perfect, it is a fascinating area of the world to study. The most charitable interpretation of this fraud is that Bagain heard about the practice of honour killing, and chose to write a novel which she felt exposed the crime, wrapping it up as memoir to improve its chance of being published and open a dialogue.

A year after publication, it was discovered that Khouri had fabricated the forbiddsn and that the story was fictional. In fact, in villages and in Amman, I would often walk with Muslim friends or take taxis with Muslims friends without a male mhouri. She fled the country and wrote up her account in an Athens internet cafe, before finally finding safety as a refugee in rural Australia.

This page was last edited on 5 Mayat So after reading the book, I looked up Norma Khouri.

I have completed this book in a day. Languages Italiano Edit links. Their plans of marriage, committment, and a happy family-life were cut short by Dalia’s father’s thirst for revenge as her ‘honor’ was violated by these innocent meetings.