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It’s a beautiful and devastating true story and it gave me an education every Western woman needs. We would have to be somewhere they can’t find us. Far from being a Jordanian who fled her home in the late s after the “honour” killing of her best friend, Khouri is accused of being an American passport-holder who lived in Chicago from bh age of three.

Norma presents an ugly side of the culture of Jordan, and does not look favorably on Islam. I’m saddened that a Jordanian woman, who didn’t spend her live in Jordan, and not even Muslim, tries to attack a world she knows nothing about. Her father eventually finds out and stabs Dalia to death in a so-called honor killing.

She said she wanted to give police “all the information I have. This books is in all means nothing close to the truth. Based on honor killing. It empowers me to want to find ways I ihouri help, if I could help, other women who will be going through similar situations. Lawyers from of the Office of the Public Guardian met last week with Chicago detectives, who said that they had re-opened the file on Norma Toliopoulos, after hearing that the Herald had established her new identity.

Jun 14, Jackie rated it really liked it Shelves: It also serves a good cause. I did arrive to this conclusion during my first experience with it, as I was dorbidden 10th grad Albeit there is so much controversy surrounding this book, I appreciate how important, clear, and well written this novel is.

Want to Read saving…. Dec 12, Liz Neale rated it really liked it. She has nothing to lose by coming out with the full truth about Dalia’s identity, and the sole reason that she hasn’t done so is because Dalia is fiction. You of course know what is going to happen but you still hope beyond hope that it won’t, and when it does, your heart breaks alongside Norma Khouri. Later it became known that the author lied about it.


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Finally after lugging it from home to home I finally read it. A year after publication, it was discovered that Khouri had fabricated the tale and that the story was fictional. It was very well written and quite captivating. One cannot deny what it actually means to be in a society that doesn’t appreciate you because of your gender, colour, or beliefs.

Director Anna Broinowski tells the ,houri of how Khouri’s book became a best-seller, and then follows Khouri to Jordan. I’m a Muslim girl living in Jordan, this kinda stuff happens, but no more than few cases a year, we do not live in constant fear of being kill because we love, you cannot generalize the whole Jordanian community to be murderous just because some crazy person decides to kill This book is just one big fat lie.

For a Muslim woman, any relationship with a Catholic man is forbidden, and Dalia was only too aware that flouting this rule could cost her her life.

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Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of rorbidden Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. However it seems to me that the interview with her until recently estranged father is important as he asserts that Norma’s book is essentially true even though all details were changed. It’s powerful and exposes something clandestine about was is arguably a cultural custom forrbidden many nations; it certainly is not unique to this region of the world, although it has the highest lovve, and it needs to be discussed.

Jun 13, Erin James rated it did not like it. The book was really good and it was heartbreaking, but I found out after I finished that it was a hoax! Such a powerful story. May 26, Santina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There’s one way to put an end for it, and that would be taking drastic measures for anyone who commits it. I need others to read it so that through education these stories can occur less and less.


The “honor killings” that happen largely in Palestine and Jordan are a vestige from the nomadic societies that pre-dated Islam in these regions. None of the events were true, and Norma herself hadn’t lived in Jordan since she was 3 her parents moved to Chicago in How can such a religion objecting women to such brutality? The horrifying reality is that the courts and laws in Jordan support this “honor killing” and no one can do anything about it. You will be terrified by the amount of sadness this book brings.

Jun 11, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Although like everything in Norma’s life this too is disputed I. Bagain is married to a Greek man, had forbiddwn children when the book was published, and had been living in the US at the time that Dalia was supposed to have been murdered, khoudi After an month investigation, the Sydney Morning Herald claimed that Khouri has a Greek-American husband, two adolescent children, and a family in Chicago who have heard little about her in years.

I’m sorry to see that some people still are so fame hungry that they tell one big lie after another, I’m in no means ever racist, but this evoked my anger so much It was almost as if it was written for young adults, not mature educated people.

While their story is not new or unheard of, it is poignant and told with norja familial memories. Despite the arguments over how realistic or fictitious this novel is, there are many true undertones such as, and primarily the main focus of the book on honor killings. It told how the story was going to end and it took some of the mystery from the plot. No eBook available Amazon.

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