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Murder in the Name of Honor
Murder in the Name of Honor

Rana Husseini's hard-hitting and controversial examination of honour crimes. Breaking through the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime.

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Honour
Honour

Edited by Sara Hossain. Honour: Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women. Analyses cross-cutting thematic issues and seeks to develop a human rights based framework as an alternative to a culturally relativist approach.

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Honour And Shame
Honour And Shame

Written by Sana al-Khayyat addresses physical and mental violence and women's indoctrination into the ideology of honour and shame. On the basis of an in-depth study conducted over several years, the author builds a picture of Iraqi women's lives from birth to old age. Although the book's main focus is on Iraq, there are cross-cultural comparisons between Third World women and women in Western societies.

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Daughters of Shame
Daughters of Shame

Written by Jasvinder Sanghera, 2009. Jasvinder Sanghera knows what it means to flee from your family under threat of forced marriage - and to face the terrible consequences that follow. As a young girl that was just what she had to do.

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Unbroken Spirit
Unbroken Spirit

Written by Ferzanna Riley. The true story of Ferzanna Riley, a Pakistani woman who could not be broken, despite an abusive family and their brutal efforts to enslave her.

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Killing Honour
Killing Honour

Described as a powerful, hard-hitting teen thriller on the controversial topic of honour killing by multi-award-winning author Bali Rai. The Lovely Bones meets East is East.

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The Cry of the Dove
The Cry of the Dove

Written by Fadia Faqir. The story of Saalma, a young Bedouin woman is left pregnant after an illicit love affair, flees to escape the honour killing waiting for her at the hands of her tribe and seeks asylum in England.

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Maps for Lost Lovers
Maps for Lost Lovers

Written by Nadeem Aslam, this novel charts a year in the life of a working class community from the subcontinent--and the fate of Jugnu and Chanda, a couple whose disappearance is rumoured to have been a result of their fatal decision to live in sin in a community where the phrase holds true meaning.

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In the Name of Honor: A Memoir
In the Name of Honor: A Memoir

Autor, Mukhtar Mai (2006) Linda Coverdale (Translator), Nicholas D. Kristof (Foreword), Marie-Therese Cuny (Contributor)

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The Honor Code
The Honor Code

How Moral Revolutions Happen, W. W. Norton & Co., 2010. Princeton professor Appiah, Kwame Anthony offers case studies of “moral revolutions” against four traditional practices: slave trading, dueling, Chinese foot binding and honor killing.

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Violence in the Name of Honour
Violence in the Name of Honour

Written by Shahrzad Mojab and Nahla Abdo about the theoretical and political challenges.

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Purified by Blood
Purified by Blood

Written By Clementine Van Eck. Honour Killings Amongst Turks in the Netherlands

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Stories of Men Who Killed
Stories of Men Who Killed

Written by Ayse Onal. In Honour Killing, Ayse Onal conducts interviews with men convicted of killing their mothers, sisters, and daughters. The result is a fascinating, revealing, and ultimately tragic account of ruined lives—of both the victims and the murderers. Buy this book here

Honour, Violence, Women and Islam
Honour, Violence, Women and Islam

Edited by Mohammed Mazher Idriss. This collection examines the concept of Honour Based Violence against women in general and Muslim women in particular. Setting out the theoretical and ethical parameters of the study of Honour Based Violence in order to address this intellectual vacuum in a socio-legal context. Buy this book here

In Honor of Fadime
In Honor of Fadime

Unni Wikan narrates Fadime’s heartbreaking story through her own words, along with the testimonies of her father, mother, and two sisters. What unfolds is a tale of courage and betrayal, loyalty and love, power and humiliation, and a nearly unfathomable clash of cultures. Despite enduring years of threats over her emancipated life, Fadime advocated compassion for her killers to the end, believing them to be trapped by an unyielding code of honour. Buy this book here

Beyond Honour
Beyond Honour

A Historical Materialist Explanation of Honour Related Violence by Tahire S. Khan. This study blends academic research and personal experiences and observation to look beyond the cultural notion of honor as the main/only motive behind gender-based violence. It examines related issues through historical research together with the simple narration of present-day stories of victims around the globe. Buy this book here