The meaning of women’s rights varies with nationality and culture. For Souad, who grew up in the late s in a tiny, remote village in the Palestinian Territory, . Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam. MARGARETTE DRISCOLL. May 16 , am, The Sunday Times. Press £ pp At the tender age. Burned Alive is the first true account ever published by a victim of an “honor crime.” Souad’s inspiring testimony is a shocking, moving, and.

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Women have no rights, they are only slaves of men. Burned Alive is a shocking testimony, a true story of almost unbelievable cruelty. It’s my strong opinion that there’s enough here to help us understand the type of environment that would condone these despicable acts against any human being.

Alige kept me there because it was a hospital where I was supposed burneed die without creating more problems for my parents and the village. He always wore a suit, and he carried a briefcase and he had a car.

For that matter, I doubt anyone could survive being burned that badly even if they got the best medical attention right away. So by marriage, a girl can get her freedom even if her husband would still beat her deadly but at least, she can go out alone. She was dreamy and never very attentive to what was said to her.

The agony of her injuries I can’t even imagine but the betrayal of her family must have hurt just as much inside. After a long journey, Souad tells her story how she escaped this society and was introduced to a world where women equal men.

Still, I was surprised to know that in Palestine we still have something horrifying like this in the 60s.

Girls were worth less than a cow in the eyes of society. I still feel guilty for making this choice, but I knew he was happy, and spuad knew I was alive. However, I remind myself that whether Souad does or does not exist, such things do happen sojad to women in the world, and we can’t let any disappointment in a book stop us from trying to save women from such brutalities.


I was in the house one day when I heard shouting. If soaud girl is still unmarried by that age, the village begins to make fun of her. Souad says the most she is comfortable with is bearing witness by narrating her story for this book, rather than traveling to confront her family.

It speaks of amazing courage and fortitude and of one woman’s determination to survive. This takes place in Palestine, apparently.

One morning while Souad was washing the family’s clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set her alight. Souad did not always know of the events she recounts. Furthermore, these very same Saudi women are allowed by their families to drive, if they are outside of the country! He must have had a good job in the city because he didn’t dress like a labourer.

And we have studied a lot about these communities. This was life in our village. My reactions are mixed.

Honour killing is nothing new though, and there are cases happening in some cultures and belief. Hussein had botched the job: My name is Souad. One morning I heard his footsteps on the gravel outside his house. Only the one who has been chosen to do the killing is with the intended victim.

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I was 24 and I didn’t feel I could stay any longer. You’re in a lull in time, bored, sokad thinking. I don’t care about it: And it’s all about honor their. She has decided to talk for all those who today are risking their lives. From then on I hid and cried every time my father killed a sheep or a chicken.

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Perjuangannya menjadi mampu baca dan tulis serta berbahasa perancis, dan And later, as I prepared the meal, the mutton made me feel ill. Her brother-in-law was responsible given the task to end her life. I imagined that we were married, that he’d come back from work at sunset and I’d remove his shoes and, on my knees, I’d wash his feet as my mother did for my father.

Dec 31, Kylene Jones rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nu ma asteptam sa fie atat de buna si sa transmita atat de bine emotiile, durerea, disperarea, toate sentimentele si incercarile la care a fost supusa aceasta femeie. As a teenager in the West Bank, Soauad became pregnant by a local boy. She talked about how women are literally worth less than animals and that men hitting their wives and daughters are a normal occurrence there.

Her burjed of the botched burning that was supposed to end her life has been criticized as not accurate because the body of work is from ‘recovered memory. Perjuangannya dalam mengadaptasi budaya yang sangat berbeda. But a future of agony and fear await her as her family still want her to die, and her only hope is to be rescued by foreign charity workers.

What a book full of crap!!! Burned Alive is the story of a year old girl who calls herself Souad, uneducated, beaten and victim of honor killing, from aoive of the villages in the West Bank region. And what if Father has killed Mother? Return to Book Page. I was so uncomfortable in that bed, the object of everyone’s scorn; I didn’t understand how anyone could help me.