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Preview — Burned Alive by Souad
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 you, kill you and no one will say a word. It is okay because they are men and the women must have
It was a major punishment for me to read the whole book, and was just hoping that it will finish as soon as possible. I would have thrown out the book way before half way through the book, but wanted to see what's the end with our Souad and her dreadful way of being as pessimistic as she possibly can.
Being from the Middle ...more
However, I remind myself that whether Souad does or does not exist, such things do happen frequently to women in the world, and we can't let any disappointment in a b ...more
You're in a lull in time, bored, just thinking. And then your brain for no other reason than to be weird shoots a random memory or thought in your head. These little snippets are usually things like book or movie synopses.
It always happens to me. As an afterthought I was thinking about a book I read a few years ago about a young girl in the Middle East who was doused in kerosene and set on fire to protect her family's "honor".
So the day I am writing this, I was loo ...more
Acho desprezível escreverem uma história bem pesada, cheia de acontecimentos horríveis como se fosse uma história verídica.
Membaca novel ini memang bikin miris. Kok bisa ada budaya yang sekeji itu.
Namun menjelang akhir buku ini aku sedikit kecewa.
Novel ini kurang mengupas di wilayah konflik batin souad untuk hidup. Perjuangannya dalam mengadaptasi budaya yang sangat berbeda. Perjuangannya menjadi mampu baca dan tulis serta berbahasa perancis, dan....terutama kisah per ...more
I finished this book with tears sprawling, adoring the way SOUAD wrote so cleverly, so deeply, retelling the life which no one could have ever known without this book.
I am relieved to say that, as a twelve year old, I took so much away from this book; politics, the corruption of some families, and the lives that ...more
I also found this: "According to the book, Souad forgot about the incident for two decades until it was recovered through repressed memory therapy. Thérèse Taylor, an Australian historian, has pointed out numerous medical, historical and cultural inconsistencies in the book that put its authenticity in doubt.
Souad claims to have survived the attempt without ...more
She writes, “An important point to note is that Burned Alive is a work of “recovered memory.” None of the reviewers who praised this book found it worthwhile to mention, but it is a very pertinent detail. Souad did not always know of the events she recounts.”
The more you read Taylor’s article ...more
A truly heart breaking, heroic story of a Palestinian women who suffered a lot by her family due to customs.
She now lives somewhere in Europe with Antonio, her Italian husband, her son and her two beautiful daughters.
I strongly recommend it
Suad este o tinara dintr-un satuc din Cisiodania, unde femeile sunt tratate m ...more
I liked it but mostly the beginning.
I had a lot of questions and was interested in how she would cope in Europe, but suddenly she was married and such. It felt like big parts were skipped.
This book also made me angry cause right now we have problems with people from Arabic countries who immigrated to our countries but despise us.
Souad is heartbreakingly different because she even now remains a child. She began life in the West Bank in the late sixtie ...more