Forbidden Love was a very good book because it made me more aware of some of . Some background: Norma Khouri is a Catholic from Jordan, whose best. But Norma Khouri is a fake, and so is Forbidden Love. With Australian sales approaching ,, the book told of her lifelong friendship with a. Forbidden Love [Norma Khouri] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan by Norma Khouri

The sad thing is that honour kill Why on earth couldn’t Norma Khouri simply admit her book is a romantic fiction? Finally after lugging it from home to home I finally read it. Dalia forbidven Michael were only alone on a handful of occasions, and their relationship remained entirely chaste. For a third, she was not living in Jordan for her adult life, so unless Dalia was a particularly close forbidden, she didn’t have a best friend living fofbidden Jordan who was murdered.

This is also a true story so the message was even more powerful and effective to me. I also liked this reading this book because it showed this close, sisterly friendship between Dalia and Norma.

So, for a fiction, it was a very good story.

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Additionally, the cultural rules for christi Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. Khouri had not lived in Jordan sincebut had lived in Chicago for most of her life, and was married with two children.

I will be using this book in my thesis about memoirs about honor killings. It’s a beautiful and devastating true story and it gave me an education every Western woman needs. The book was really good and it was heartbreaking, but I found out after I finished that it was a hoax!

Also, the publisher themselves have claimed the truthfulness of the book. There are women around the world that are prejudged and misunderstood by extremists, that norms the truth the books has told.

Forbidden Love was a very good book because it made me more aware of some of the injustices that are taking place to women around the world especially in Muslim countries. The woman in the muslin mask: May 31, Rena rated it did not like it. I khiuri to be re-reading The Far Pavilions at the moment. T his is a story about Jordanian girl named Dalia, born and brought up in a very stoned Muslim family in Jordan; the Author claimed that she was Dalia best friend.

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Aug 13, Alli rated forbidxen did not like it.

The book says that Dalia, a Muslim became friends with Khouri, a Catholic, and went on to start a hairdressing business, where, inshe met a client called Michael, a Christian army officer.

Come to find out, the entire story corbidden a hoax. Bagain is married to a Greek man, had two children when the book was published, and had been living in the US at the time that Dalia was supposed to have been murdered, in While this book was heartbreaking for the author on a personal level, I thought it was very informative. I thought it was touching that they would forbbidden go through extraordinary lengths to do something or protect each other.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In fact, in villages and in Amman, I would often walk with Muslim friends or take taxis with Muslims friends without a male escort. Sep 15, Dua’a Ma rated it liked it. Norma herself ended up by describing her book as “faction”. Jul 03, Sarah rated it did not like it. To ask other readers questions about Honor Lostplease sign up.

The inevitable happens and Dalia’s father KILLS his daughter and is not sorrowful about it, rather he feels justified to root out the “evil” in his house. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

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. Below is the link. Jun 13, Anwen Hayward rated it it was ok Khkuri For another thing, she has released pictures of the girl she says is Dalia. The novelist Peter Carey’s latest work, My Life as a Fake, was based on the true story of two army officers in the s who fooled the country’s literary scene with the published work of an imaginary poet, Ern Malley.


It’s powerful and exposes something clandestine about was is arguably a cultural custom in many nations; it certainly is not khoouri to this region of the world, although it has the highest numbers, and it needs to be discussed. Feb 27, Ranjana rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 6 comments. I wasted time reading this book The only thing that I disliked about the book was that the back of the book was a spoiler.

It is a very controversial book in the eyes of most educated Jordanians. It was almost as if it was written for young adults, not mature educated people. Nonetheless, anyone who is interested in this genre should take a look.

Bestseller on honour killing ‘is a fake’

Jun 14, Jackie rated it really liked it Shelves: The area of Amman where the story was said to take place has also always been considered a more “western” part of the capital, and women are given much more freedom than what was being expressed in the book.

This book did not raise awareness of an actual, terrible phenomenon, but instead distorted the truth and made people angry about an imagined practice, which lessened their rage about the actual practice.

Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan is a story dedicated to a khoouri friend; a soul-sister, whose only crime was to love a decent, respectful man.

Khouri was born in Jordan inand moved to Chicago in the United States with her parents in She said in a brief statement: May 26, Santina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Honor Lost is a book that still haunts me even though it’s been a couple of years since I read it.

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