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In the name of honour : a memoir

Author: Mukhtar Mai; Marie-Thérèse Cuny
Publisher: London : Virago, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  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 9781844084838 1844084833
OCLC Number: 137212988
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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Feeding into our fascination with 'true * stories, the book gives us a raw, factual account of the story as told by Mukhtar Mai ... a fascinating and shocking book' Sorcha Hamilton, IRISH TIMES * No Read more...

 
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