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Who created it? Brohi, Khalida, author.
What's it called? I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan / Khalida Brohi.
Who published it? New York : Random House, an imprint and division of Penquin Random House LLC, [2018]
Edition info! First Edition.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  362.88 Bro  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xiv, 202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
What's it about? A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan--and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment. From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was forced to marry a thirteen-year-old boy when she was only nine; Khalida herself was promised as a bride before she was even born. But her father refused to let her become a child bride. He was a man who believed in education, not just for himself but for his daughters, and Khalida grew up thinking she would become the first female doctor in her small village. Khalida thought her life was proceeding on an unusual track for a woman of her circumstances, but one whose path was orderly and straightforward. Everything shifted for Khalida when she found out that her beloved cousin had been murdered by her uncle in a tradition known as 'honor killing.' Her cousin's crime? She had fallen in love with a man who was not her betrothed. This moment ignited the spark in Khalida Brohi that inspired a globe-spanning career as an activist, starting at the age of sixteen. From a tiny cement-roofed room in Karachi where she was allowed ten minutes of computer use per day, Brohi created a Facebook campaign that went viral. From there, she created a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and employment opportunities, while crucially working to change the minds of their male partners, fathers, and brothers. This book is the story of how Brohi, while only a girl herself, shone her light on the women and girls of Pakistan, despite the hurdles and threats she faced along the way. And ultimately, she learned that the only way to eradicate the parts of a culture she despised was to fully embrace the parts of it that she loved.
What's in it? Light of the world -- The exchange -- Bundle of hope -- Dreams of my father -- The child bride -- Romance in the village -- A matter of honor -- A new beginning -- Mornings in Kotri -- A street kid -- My heart belongs to the mountains -- The overnight adult -- A question of honor -- Life after the murder -- A youth revolution -- The WAKE UP campaign against honor killings -- To America for the first time -- Don't cry, strategize -- Being unreasonable -- The stroke -- My strategy to end honor killings -- Pakistan's tribal fashion brand -- Kalsoom -- Noreen -- The year of hardships -- Love in Los Angeles -- Guilt and reconciliation -- A love marriage in Pakistan -- Aba's confession -- Borders -- The victory of love -- God's justice -- A big tribal wedding -- Gang of thieves.
Helpful subjects! Brohi, Khalida.
Women political activists -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Women -- Pakistan -- Social conditions.
Honor killings -- Pakistan.
Women -- Crimes against -- Pakistan.
Honor killings. (OCoLC)fst00960016
Women -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst01176618
Pakistan. (OCoLC)fst01210275
It's a special thing! Nonfiction.
Other titles to try! I should have honour
Special numbers! 9780399588013 hardcover
0399588019 hardcover
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