In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai
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In the Name of Honor
By Mukhtar Mai

In the Name of Honor

A Memoir

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Translated by Linda Coverdale See other recent books by Linda Coverdale
With Marie-Therese Cuny See other recent books by Marie-Therese Cuny
Format: Paperback

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In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai

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In June 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala, was gang raped by a local clan known as the Mastoi -- 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, this time the survivor had bravely chosen to fight back. In doing so, Mai single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan, one of the world's most adverse climates for women. By July 2002, the Pakistani government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money and sentenced her attackers to death -- and Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls so 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 Honor is the remarkable and inspirational memoir of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416532293
ISBN-10: 1416532293
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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She has taken a sordid story of perennial poverty, gang rape and judicial brutality and inspired us ... Mukhtar Mai is a hero' New York Times

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