The Stoning of Soraya M.
A Story of Injustice in Iran
Normal Price: $23.88
Your Price: $21.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $2.39! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.07 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Stoning of Soraya M. by Freidoune Sahebjam
Book DescriptionSoraya M.'s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn't afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya's dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend's widowed husband. Exhausted by a lifetime of abuse and hardship, Soraya said nothing, and the makeshift tribunal took her silence as a confession of guilt. They sentenced her to death by stoning: a punishment prohibited by Islam but widely practiced. Day by day--sometimes minute by minute--Sahebjam deftly recounts these horrendous events, tracing Soraya's life with searing immediacy, from her arranged marriage and the births of her children to her husband's increasing cruelty and her horrifying execution, where, by tradition, her father, husband, and sons hurled the first stones. A stark look at the intersection between culture and justice, this is one woman's story, but it stands for the stories of thousands of women who suffered--and continue to suffer--the same fate. It is a story that must be told.
Buy Stoning of Soraya M. book by Freidoune Sahebjam from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781611450255
Classification: Islamic studies , Gender studies: women , Islam
Format: Paperback / softback (198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Arcade Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Customers who bought this also bought...
You might also like...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune
With a new afterword. "Compelling, meticulously researched. Should be required reading."-Washington Post
Oxford Handbook of European Islam by Jocelyne Cesari
This book is the first comprehensive approach to the multiple ways Islam has been studied across European countries. Parts one to three discuss the state of knowledge of Islam and Muslims within a selection of European countries. Parts four and five examine secularism, radicalization, Shari'a, Hijab, and Islamophobia.
Apostates by Simon Cottee
A candid appraisal of the challenges and consequences of leaving Islam, drawing on interviews conducted in Britain and Canada.
Honour Killings by Leyla Pervizat» View more books like these...
The murder of women and even men by family members in the name of family 'honour' afflicts many in the Middle East and in migrant communities. The phenomenon strikes deep into the heart of human rights issues and has implications at national and international levels.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Stoning of Soraya M. book by Freidoune Sahebjam and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Book Review: Stoning of Soraya M. by Freidoune Sahebjam - Reviewed by MickG (02 Feb 2011)
This is based on a true event that occured in Iran in 1986 in a remote village. As told to Sahebjam, a French journalist by Zahra the Aunt of Soraya who had married and abusive husband who wanted to marry a much youger person and needed to find a way out of his marriage in the cheapest and most expedient way. Be warned that this is not a tale of romance but one of horrendous brutality and utmost tragedy. The whole story is a gradual building of conflict and weaving of betrayal by village members who Soraya has often helped and befriended. The section of the book containing the actual process of stoning is very accurate, vivid and eye-opening. Having finished the story I personally felt as if my heart and soul had been torn from my chest. A feeling that stayed with me for days as I pondered the events. For me this was a once only read as I dont think I will ever have it in me to face such a brutal tale more than once. That said, i thoroughly...
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2015. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.