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Deshonrada / In the Name of Honor: A Memoir [Paperback]

By Mukhtar Mai (Author)
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A chilling testimony to the deepest levels of human cruelty, this is the testimony of Mukhtar Mai, a 28-year old Pakistani woman. In 2002 she was sentenced by Meerwalas tribal counsel to endure a collective rape in redress for an action committed by her 13-year old brother when in reality it was a show of power. After suffering nameless atrocities, Mai decides to forego the tradition of committing suicide to denounce the crime.

Description in Spanish: Este libro es el estremecedor testimonio de Mukhtar Mai, una mujer paquistan de 28 aos que en 2002 fue condenada por un consejo tribal del poblado de Meerwala a una violacin colectiva en reparacin de lo que consideraban una ofensa cometida por su hermano de trece aos, al dirigirle la palabra a una joven de otro clan sin autorizacin.

Con el fin de intentar llegar a un acuerdo con los "ofendidos", el clan de los Mastoi, de una casta superior, y por considerarla el miembro ms respetable de la familia, Mukhtar es escogida por su padre para pedir perdn en pblico y solicitar que liberen a su hermano a quien mantenan secuestrado, golpeado, vejado, despus de la supuesta falta. Sin embargo, el jefe Mastoi ya haba tomado su decisin y ordena a cuatro de sus miembros a castigarla.

A partir de ese momento, la vida de Mukhtar Mai da un giro absoluto. Despus de las atrocidades que sufri, renuncia al suicidio, camino marcado por la tradicin y que ha sido elegido por muchas mujeres, y escoge la denuncia. Con el apoyo de organismos de derechos humanos y mltiples voces que denunciaron y difundieron su caso en los medios internacionales, Mukhtar logra encarcelar a sus agresores.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Aguilar
Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2006
Publisher   Aguilar
ISBN  9707705817  
ISBN13  9789707705814  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mukhtar Mai is now a leading example for women in her native country and around the globe. With her compensation money she has opened two schools in her village, one for girls and another for boys. In August 2005, she was awarded the Fatima Jinnah gold medal for bravery and courage by the Pakistani government and was named Woman of the Year by "Glamour" magazine. In 2006, "Time" magazine listed her in their issue on the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was also awarded the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

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