Honor killings claim the lives of around 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor is Rana Husseini's hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in USA and Europe, they involve a punishment - often death or disfigurement - carried out by a relative to restore the family's honor. Brea...
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Oneworld (June 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 9746739
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"Honour" killings have been part of our collective consciousness for at least a decade. Primarily rife in countries under Shariah law, these murders have their sinister and dark beginnings in the ancient Judaism and the Old Testament. Lumping in wive...
h the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime, one writer above all others has been instrumental in bringing it to the world's attention: Rana Husseini.