Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam. MARGARETTE DRISCOLL. May 16 , am, The Sunday Times. Press £ pp At the tender age. 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, . Burned Alive has ratings and reviews. ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ said: I’m aware there is some degree of doubt as to veracity of.

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And then your brain for no other reason than to be weird shoots a random memory or thought in your head. I also do not believe it has anything to do with religion as much as cultures. It is facetious to say we respect the ‘cultural traditions’ of a particular country or peoples when it is clearly not a ‘tradition’ but an oppression masquerading as tradition.

One morning while Souad was washing the family’s clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set her alight. An execution for a ‘crime of honour’ was a respectable duty unlikely to bring about condemnation from others.

May 15, Sabrina Rutter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe she was mistaken with ” k harouf” which means a lamb. 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.

Kok terkesan mudah sekali?. If you hear it from someone who lived it, you must believe it, and you’ll want to do something to stop it. Culture is culture, traditions are traditions.

Please update your billing details here. Terribly burnt, Souad was saved by a miracle. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

How can one live today, at 50 years of I used to own a sluad of this book, but let someone use it and I loved it so much that I want to buy it again. On the other hand, I feel that this book oversimplifies the circumstances of her life and her culture.


Storytelling worked perfectly here to make me aware of this horror in threat of which many women live daily. Souad hoped to get married as soon as possible but her sisters have to be married first. A family member, determined to reclaim the honor of their family and their village, attempted the honor crime in which Souad nearly died.

The next day, she is doing the laundry in the courtyard of the house. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 01, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Also, I disagree with Jacqueline, that when she is in the Middle East she, as an outsider, must ‘respect’ the local tradition, even if it is ‘bizarre’.

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Your behavior in some way disrupts the rule of order. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? As Souad awaits death in the hospital, suffering from severe burns, she meets a woman determined to help her.

She was burned alive. This book was so horrible to the soul! Some details just don’t add up.

She had a fleeting moment of hope that…. Top Soua Most recent Top Reviews. The author, Souadis described as a Palestinian woman now living in Europe who survived an attempted murder by her brother-in-law, who doused her with gasoline and set her on fire, at the urging of her family. Nov 16, A.

Despite that revelation, I will maintain my score because I still thoroughly enjoyed it. By alige miracle she survived and slowly made a life for herself and found happyness.

Review: Memoir: Burned Alive by Souad Bantam

Mariah hammer book soud 3. Burnde heart-wrenching, so tear-worthy, with a realistic view on a the life of dear Souad, who only wanted to be loved more than anything in the world. A seventeen years old girl who dreams of being wed to serve her husband and most of all, be free. I would have thrown out the book way before half way through the book, but wanted to see what’s the end with our Souad and her dreadful way of being as pessimistic as she possibly can.


But a future of agony and fear await her as her family still want her to die, and her only h Souad hears of a possible arranged marriage to a neighbour and after spying on him, finds him attractive enough to start contact with.

Thank you most sincerely. And souac worst of it, all the girls are submissives. And then to have her own mother join in with the cruelty and ignorance is mind-boggling.

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The boy, of course, took off Gay and Lesbian Autobiog. She then got pregnant and the man disappeared. She was duped and this piece of filth then disappeared on hearing she was pregnant, leaving her to that terrible fate. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

But this account of her affair and its aftermath is no romance: I don’t care about it: I can’t even rate the book, but gave it a star just for the effort! Jan 25, Josephine rated it liked sluad.