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Murder in the Name of Honor

Rana Husseini

Husseini’s hard-hitting, unflinching, and controversial examination of honor crimes is a fearless, account of a topic that can no longer be ignored. Claiming 5,000 lives annually, and common in both traditional societies and migrant communities in the United States, honor killings involve a punishment–often death or disfigurement–inflicted by a relative to restore the family’s honor.

  • Publication date: December 31, 2010
  • ISBN: 9781851687596
  • RRP: £9.95
  • Pages: 250

Reviews

"The value of this book lies not only in the fact that Husseini brings to light an unspeakable and rampant atrocity but also in the way she tells her own story and how she shows the reader the step-by-step process of her investigations. A powerful and important book." Starred Review
Booklist
"With this book, Husseini has given a voice to victims that will resonate with all who read it, hopefully spurring greater efforts to protect women. She has also brought genuine honour to Jordan, since openly discussing social problems and searching for solutions is one sign of a dynamic, caring society."
Jordan Times
"Grim but compelling reading – a fitting testament to all the women killed."
New Internationalist
"[Husseini presents] Jordanian women not solely as victims of these crimes but also as agents for change."
The Brooklyn Rail
"Husseini digs into the roots and reasons behind a particularly tragic form of violence against women – one that claims 5,000 lives a year."
The Red Alert
"With her stories – and now her book – [Rana Husseini is]…making sure that every victim of an honor killing is acknowledged." Jonathan Curiel
TRUE/SLANT
"What Husseini has done and continues to do in order to save the lives of innocent women who may be murdered by their families in so-called honor killings is truly commendable."
Multicultural Review
"What Husseini has done and continues to do in order to save the lives of innocent women who may be murdered by their families in so-called honor killings is truly commendable."
Multicultural Review

Rana Husseini

Journalist, feminist, and human rights defender, Jordanian RANA HUSSEINI is one of the world’s most influential investigative journalists, whose reporting has put violence against women on the public agenda around the world. The recipient of numerous awards for bravery in journalism, she is a regular speaker at major international events and has been interviewed on almost every major international broadcaster, from CNN to the BCC.

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