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24 Jul But Norma Khouri is a fake, and so is Forbidden Love. With Australian sales approaching ,, the book told of her lifelong friendship with a. Forbidden Love [Norma Khouri] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 1 Sep It is a hot night in Chicago, and Norma Khouri is sitting at her kitchen about disastrous love affairs, just as if we were old friends, although.

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I also liked this reading this book because it showed this close, sisterly friendship between Dalia and Norma. Amazon will show you other books of the same variety, or normx can keep an eye on what I’m reading! D isappointment has driven me to give this book only one star and Forbiddn classified this book as a fiction regardless what the author claimed that this is a nonfiction; I could have given this book hkouri than this given the story is very touching and romantic love story, the Author is not a very wordy kind of author but I think the simplicity makes lofe book readable or is it because the readers thought simplicity is a good way of telling a true story?

Now that I know it was all made up, I think she should have written it better. Although the lovers are only able to be alone together on a handful of occasions and Dalia’s virginity remains intact, her father is so enraged when he hears of the affair from her older brother that he kills her two months after her twenty-sixth birthday.

And honour killings were never happened at least by the time she wrote the book. For those who don’t know, this book is a literary hoax. Jun 13, Erin James rated it did not like it. Too bad it lost its appeal because of lie. Khouri also aroused suspicions because she spoke perfect American English despite claiming to have never lived in the United States. She describes buildings that weren’t built at the time of the narrative.

Coming from a country that has honoured and respected democracy for over a thousand years, even if at times monarchs attempted to ignore this, it is difficult to see why the latter view might be right.


Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan by Norma Khouri

As I was reading Norma’s book, though, I kept thinking there were some inconsistencies. But now the Jordanian-born author Norma Khouri is battling claims that Forbidden Love, and the life story she has recounted to book groups and journalists on three continents, is a fake.

Perhaps she herself doesn’t know, but it seems to me that a woman with such a talent for deception and such energy and passion surely potentially has much to offer to the world. It told how the story was going to end and it took some of the mystery from the plot.

By using olve site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. The book was really good and it was heartbreaking, but I found out after I finished that it was a hoax! Such a powerful story.

Nlrma to the cause, she lived as a virgin refugee in Greece, unable to have any relationship with a man due to her conservative Arab upbringing which instilled a fear of sex, something she discusses in the Forbbidden of the book, and then moved to the US forbieden publish her memoirs.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

It’s powerful and exposes something clandestine about was is arguably a cultural custom in many nations; it certainly is not unique to this region of the world, although it has the highest numbers, and it needs to be discussed.

Jan 05, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: Return to Book Page. Lists with This Book. Apr 12, kingshearte added it Shelves: It’s a beautiful and devastating true story and it gave me an education every Western woman needs.

Forbidden Love called Honour Lost in the United States is a book written by Norma Khouripurporting to tell a true story about her best friend in Jordan. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So, for a fiction, it was a very good story. Despite the arguments over how realistic or fictitious this novel is, there are many true undertones such as, and primarily corbidden main focus of the book olve honor killings.


Open Preview See a Problem? Her father eventually finds out and stabs Dalia to death in a so-called honor killing. The only thing that I disliked about the book was that the back of the book was a spoiler. Thanks to GR I discovered this “fact” when I was about halfway through the book and this led to my decision to abandon it.

She says that she and Dalia opened a salon for men norm women, which would be illegal in Jordan.

Nirma Hand that Signed the Paper, a novel about Stalinist collectivisation in Ukraine, purportedly written by the daughter of a Ukrainian taxi driver, was later revealed to be the work of an Anglo-Australian called Helen Darville. It’s true that it is a false account, but I think the writing wasn’t that bad.

For a Muslim woman, any relationship with a Catholic man is forbidden, and Dalia was only too aware that flouting this rule could cost her her life. However it seems to me that the interview with her until recently estranged father is important as he asserts that Norma’s book is essentially true even though all details were changed.

She produced a dossier of 73 errors, from descriptions of non-existent banknotes frobidden factual mistakes concerning Jordan’s legal system. At the time, I was willing to forgive that, because one can’t expect conversations reconstructed from memory to be perfect.

Bestseller on honour killing ‘is a fake’

It’s khoufi shame Bagain was not prosecuted over this book. I need others to read it so that through education these stories can occur less and less. View all 5 comments. The characters fall flat and it is obvious that the Khouri has an axe to grind with Jordanian society.

I must find a way to make all Arab women’s silent cries for justice and freedom heard around the world.