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In the name of honour : a memoir

Author: Mukhtar Mai; Marie-Thérèse Cuny
Publisher: London : Virago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2002, Mukhtar Mai was condemned by her village council of Meerwala, East Pakistan to be gang raped in retribution for an "honour crime" committed by her 12-year-old brother - a crime for which there was never any proof. After the rape, custom dictated that she would kill herself. But Mukhtar Mai defied custom. She took the case to court and fought for justice. The perpetrators were imprisoned, sentenced to death.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mukhtar Mai; Mukhtar Mai
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mukhtar Mai; Marie-Thérèse Cuny
ISBN: 9781844084098 1844084094 9781416532286 1416532285
OCLC Number: 123539862
Description: xvii, 172 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Mukhtar Mai with Marie-Thérèse Cuny ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof.

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'She has taken a sordid story of perennial poverty, gang rape and judicial brutality and inspired us ... Mukhtar Mai is a hero' New York Times  Read more...

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'No woman in the world fights with as much courage for women's rights' New York Times

 
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