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Souad is a girl born in a traditional small village in Palestine. Girls were worth less than a cow in the eyes of society. Women have no rights, they are only slaves of men. They can beat you, hurt suzd, kill you and no one will say a word. It is okay because they are men and the women must have. It is okay because they are brcuiata and the women must have done something wrong and worth it.

Like you know, picking a green tomato or giving birth to a girl. And the worst of it, all the girls are submissives. They were born like this and so they’ll die.

Just like their mothers and daughters later. Saud only can go to the market with someone older and look at their feets if they aren’t wed. So by marriage, a girl can get her freedom even if her husband would still beat her deadly but at least, she can go out alone. She can easily be called a whore and a slut, for a mere whisper and rumor. In an atmosphere like this one, you can only imagine what would happen to a girl who loses her virginity, let alone gets pregnant before marriage.

And that what happened with Souad. A seventeen years old girl who dreams of being wed to serve her husband and most of all, be free.

But unfortunately, the older sister must bruuciata married first. And hers is almost 20 and still single. That’s how she fell in love with the neighbour who broke his wedding promise after he got her pregnant.

Having sex before marriage is the most dishonourable taboo. And it’s all about honor their. Her brother-in-law was responsible given the task to end her life. By burning her with the baby. She was burned alive.

Burned Alive

After a long journey, Souad tells her story how she escaped this society and was introduced to a world where women equal men. First, I’d like to say bruciaga I’m from the Middle-East. I’ve heard a lot about women suffering from similar conditions not burning though. And we have studied a lot about these communities.

No one had survived anyway and came back to tell his story. Still, I was surprised to know that in Palestine we still have something horrifying like this in the 60s. If it’s a girl who’s born they kill her or even sometimes bury her alive. And I’m disappointed to know that there aren’t rebellions from women and enough organisations who look in these cases.


This book shows the story of a woman who survived so many hardships and came back to tell her unbelievable story. Some Arabic words aren’t pronounced correctly. For example, it’s not “majmouma”, it’s “majnouna” meaning insane. And “halouf” isn’t even a word. It’s translated as pig in the book but the real word is ” k hanzir”.

Maybe she was mistaken with ” k harouf” which means a lamb. Sorry, that person’s shelf is private. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Burned Alive by Souad.

Burned Alive by Souad. When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many others, skad before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to one’s family and was punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of arranging her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family’s clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. One morning while Souad was washing the family’s clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set her alight.

In the eyes of their community he was a hero. An execution for a ‘crime of honour’ was a respectable duty unlikely to bring about condemnation from others. It certainly suae not have provoked calls for his prosecution. More than five thousand cases of such honour killings are reported around the world each year and many more take place that we hear nothing about.

Miraculously, Souad survived rescued by the women of her village, who put out the flames and took her to a local hospital. Horrifically burned, and abandoned by her family and community, it was only the intervention of a European aid worker that enabled Souad to receive the care and sanctuary she so desperately needed and to start her life again.

She has now decided to tell her story and uncover the barbarity of honour killings, a practice which continues to this day. Burned Alive is a shocking testimony, a true story of almost unbelievable cruelty. It speaks of amazing courage and fortitude and of one woman’s determination to survive. It is also a call to break the taboo of silence that surrounds this most brutal of practices and which ignores the plight of so many other women suax are also victims of traditional violence.

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To ask other readers questions about Burned Aliveplease sign up. Nakitto Ketty how can i down load this book. I want to buy this book. Dorothy Amazon has it new and used. You can get it for a penny plus shipping or if you want you can download it.

See all 5 questions about Burned Alive…. Lists with This Book. I’m aware there is some degree of doubt as to veracity of this story.

I don’t care about it: In fact, it would have warmed my heart enormously, had this plotline been created just by some writer’s overactive imagination. However, it’s not the case: So, well, this book is not for the weak- I’m aware there is some degree of doubt as to veracity of this story.

So, well, this book is not for the weak-hearted. It’s either is a true story, in which case I’m extremely sorry for all the pain the protagonist went through, or a fictitious one, inspired by vuva situations created in real life, in which case it might be considered a memorial for all those women and girls who suffered terribly and either lived or not.

In any case, it might be an eye opener civa some people, myself included. And as such, it’s perfect. Storytelling worked perfectly here to make me aware of this horror in threat of which many women live daily. Bruciaha all 3 comments.

Burned Alive by Souad

This is a fictional story which was dressed up as a memoir, and the alleged author may not even exist. I was suspicious of it when I read it because the book described things which were, quite frankly, impossible.

For that matter, I doubt anyone brhciata survive being burned that badly even if they got the best medical attention right away.

I looked the book Attention everyone: You can read the essay here: This is not a true story. It’s a novel, and not a very good one. It frankly disgusts me that some person could take advantage of a real, very sad situation — the plight of women in the Middle East — and write this fake, inaccurate and xenophobic “memoir” which preys on Western anxieties and misconceptions, in order to make a buck.

View all 54 comments. Feb 01, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. I don’t know if it’s a true story, nothing can prove it. If it wasn’t I would give it a star and less if I could for using a situation like this to make money.

It is okay because they are men and the women must have I honestly don’t know how to rate this book.