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Honour Killing By Ayse Onal

Honour Killing by Ayse Onal

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Summary

Honour killing persists across the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Based on interviews of imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters and daughters, this title provides an account of ruined lives - both the victims' and the killers'.

Honour Killing Summary

Honour Killing: Stories of Men Who Killed by Ayse Onal

'Ayse Onal has done an immense service by revealing what it is like to live in an honour-based society and the terrible cost, not just to the women who are beaten and eventually killed, but to the perpetrators and other relatives' - Joan Smith. Honour killing persists across the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Ayse Onal interviewed imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters and daughters. The result is a revealing and ultimately tragic account of ruined lives - both the victims' and the killers' - in a country where state and religion conspire to hush up the killing of hundreds of women every year. It includes an introduction by Joan Smith.

Honour Killing Reviews

'...this is, clearly, a book that demands to be read...Onal's bravery is remarkable...her writing shows no fear.' Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

About Ayse Onal

Ayse Onal is an award-winning journalist and has reported on Turkish politics, organized crime and conflicts in the Middle East. Over the course of her work she has been threatened by Islamic fundamentalists, placed on death lists, arrested and shot. For ten years she was blacklisted by the Turkish state and could not write or work for Turkish media until the political embargo was lifted in 2005.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Joan Smith, author of Misogynies p. 9Remziye p. 19Hanim p. 49Cavit Bey and Mehmet Sait p. 75Nuran p. 99Aysel p. 125Naile p. 147Nigar p. 167Fadime and Yeter p. 181Ulviye p. 201Papatya p. 235Afterword p. 253

Additional information

GOR001976577
9780863566172
0863566170
Honour Killing: Stories of Men Who Killed by Ayse Onal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Saqi Books
2008-05-15
256
N/A
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