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In the Name of Honour

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In the Name of Honour

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In the Name of Honour by Mukhtar Mai
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Mukhtar Mai came to prominence in June 2002, when journalists in Pakistan first learned of her gang rape, punishment for an 'honour crime' allegedly committed by her brother, an offence for which there was never any proof. After the horrific rape, custom dictated that she would kill herself. But Mai defied custom. In an unprecedented act of courage, she took her rapists to court. Mukhtar Mai pitted herself against the system with extraordinary courage and strength of purpose. Timely and topical, In the Name of Honour is the inspirational true story of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds. 'It is because of the support of the world that I feel brave' Mukhtar Mai

Author Biography

Recipient of American Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year award for 2005, Mukhtar Mai built two schools in her village with her compensation money - the Mukhtar Mai School for Girls and the Farid Gujjar School for Boys. At 33, she is an eager pupil in h
Release date NZ
January 25th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8pp of b/w
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Pages
192
ISBN-13
9781844084098
Product ID
1688717

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