In the Name of Honor

In the Name of Honor

A Memoir

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
An authorized memoir by the Pakistani women's rights leader and 2005 recipient of Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year recounts her painful story about how she endured court-ordered gang rape for alleged indiscretions committed by her brother, her efforts to run a school for girls, and her efforts to raise awareness for oppressed women around the world. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: Atria Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416532293
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Cuny, Marie-Thérèse
Coverdale, Linda

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