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Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan is a live dedicated to a murdered friend; a soul-sister, whose only crime was to love a decent, respectful man. In it she recounts a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy, and also attempts to bring to the world’s attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan — an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their families.

Jun 06, Nicole Mccune rated it did not like it. Aug 13, Alli rated it did not like it. She describes buildings that weren’t built at the time of the narrative. But now the Jordanian-born author Norma Khouri is battling claims that Forbidden Love, and the life story she has recounted to book groups and journalists on three continents, is a fake.

This book is thinly veiled Islamophobic propaganda. She has done untold harm to the women she claims she wants to help. The book was really good and it was heartbreaking, but I found out after I finished that it was a hoax! Nobody forbjdden served well by deception Norma Khouri – Absolute Write www. It does still take place, it is a horrible thing, and it should be known about.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

I did arrive to this conclusion during my first experience with it, as I was in 10th grade, and simply too enthralled with how unique this book was amongst the bland, and frankly white-washed titles we had in school. This novel is not very good. Instead, lying about it has served to bolster the view that the book serves to slander the Muslim way of life. It is a crime that effectively goes unpunished.


Too bad it lost its appeal because of lie. Bagain makes errors in geography and currency. This book is just one big fat lie. She describes and names a real hospital but gives it a morgue in the basement, whereas the real hospital has no basement.

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Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. This page was last edited on 5 Mayat Based on honor killing. It makes us in the West feel good to see – or, more accurately, to believe – that the nogma in the East are frequently guilty of such awful things as Bagain describes, because it makes us feel better about our own failings; we get to say ‘well, at least we don’t do the things that they do in Jordan!

This was fresh and it generated cogent dialogue with people for weeks to come.

This book is full of mistakes which should have made its hoax status obvious. Doubleday- True Crime – pages. Norma presents an ugly side of the culture of Jordan, and does not look favorably on Islam.

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

Forbidden Love called Honour Lost in the United States is a book written by Norma Khouripurporting to tell a true story about her best friend in Jordan. Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with her family in Amman, Jordan.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is a very controversial book in the eyes of most educated Jordanians. Powerfully written and well worth reading. It’s true that it is a false account, but I think the writing wasn’t that bad.

She published it under the assertion that it is a nonfictional account of her friend although it had inaccurate descriptions of the Jordanian women’s lives and of the Jordanian suburbs and villages, and she wasn’t in Jordan during the time frame of the events of t For those who don’t know, this book is a literary hoax.

Open Preview See a Problem? T his book soon became best seller nonfiction book and people condemned what has happened in Dalia and other women there who became victims of this kind of action.


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She told him she was a Jordanian princess. She signed Mrs Baravikas’s house into her own name, and fforbidden borrowed against it. In July — a year after the book’s release — Sydney Morning Herald literary editor Malcolm Knox wrote a series of articles which exposed Khouri as a complete fraud: 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.

What if you have to go into hospital, or into a nursing home? Retrieved from ” https: Regardless of whether this book tells a story that happened in real life or did not, it still is a harrowing and descriptive tale of the critical issue and problem of honour crimes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

But Dalia was not one of them, said Ms Husseini. A stark reminder of how love can easily sweep one off their feet, forgetting the religious boundaries. I believed it to be a work of non-ficiton. A nor,a attempt to cash in a very real problem.