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Nothing But Red: The Anthology Inspired by the Death of Du'a Khalil

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In April 2007, a group of men pulled seventeen-year old Du'a Khalil Aswad into a mob. They proceeded to stone and beat her to death, a supposed "honor" killing for allegedly falling in love with a man of a different faith. Several camera phones recorded the entire incident from the front row, and videos later surfaced online.

One month later, popular filmmaker Joss Whedon (
Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 10th 2008 by Lulu Press
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Apr 16, 2008 Anne rated it 5 of 5 stars
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"Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person,"
"It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself. I’ve always had a bent towards apocalyptic fiction, and I’m beginning to understand why. I look and I see the earth in flames. Her face was nothing but red."

Joss Whedon, 2007.

The above words were the flames which stoked the burning embers inside many muses, and the end result is t
In April of 2007, 17-year-old Du'a Khalil Aswad was stoned to death. Her brutal murder, a so-called "honor killing" at the hands of family members and neighbors, was captured on video and posted on the Internet for the world to see. Upon learning of the murder, Joss Whedon, creator of TV's Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly, posted an impassioned essay about Aswad's fate and about the global reality of misogyny on his website. He appealed to his fans to do something active to break the ...more
If you are a regular to the Bitten by Books site, you may notice that the usual rating system was not used for this review. There are two reasons for that. First, while the tombstone rating system is done tongue in cheek because of the types of books we normally review here, I did not feel that it was at all appropriate in this case. Also, we simply do not have a high enough rating to give...

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This book opened my eyes to a lot of issues that I had been ignoring. Things that we all know go on in the world but, that unless they happen to us or someone close we choose not to see.
This book is a tribute, an eye opener, a strong representation of what a group of people can create together. I love this book, and it's not just because I'm in it. :)
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