Forbidden Love was a very good book because it made me more aware of some of . Some background: Norma Khouri is a Catholic from Jordan, whose best. 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.

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Bestseller on honour killing ‘is a fake’

So after reading the book, I looked up Norma Khouri. Furthermore, while Muslim women do have to wear a scarf, and may have certain “rules” set as far as interaction with the opposite sex that are not family members, they do not have to wear the full garb, and are still given the freedom to leave the house without a male escort.

I am leaving my review as originally written, but with a caveat at the beginning, that is: Too bad it lost its appeal because of lie. It does still take place, it is a horrible thing, and it should be known about.

Forbidden Love – Norma Khouri – Google Books

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Additionally, the cultural rules for christi Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. I could read it in a day, quite easily. Last night Khouri, who now lives as a refugee in Queensland, was collecting information to back up her story. Honor Lost is a book that still haunts me even though it’s been a couple of years since I read it.

Come to find out, the entire story was a hoax. But questions weren’t about whether the protagonist was real because I know there are plenty of women who have, and are facing gender-based violence. From inside the book. Perhaps Khouri found a cause she felt passionate enough about to champion but having enmired herself in a web of lies and half truths can she ever find her way out of these?

But there is no record of her ever being there. She says that she and Dalia opened a salon for men and women, which would be illegal in Jordan.

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

This novel is not very good. I felt so much empathy for Norma, thinking about my own close friendships and how I would react to what happens. She had not lived in Jordan since her early childhood, except for a three-week stay during which she apparently researched the background for her book. She explained it as the result of studying at the American school in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where teaching is in English.


I must find a way to make all Arab women’s silent cries for justice and freedom heard around the world. Hardcoverpages. So I guess, thank you, for being the catalyst for such research.

I don’t even believe Dalia existed! I After foribdden my review, I’ve read about this author as presenting the story as factual, kjouri in reality it is fiction. At one point Knouri is asked about how this change should be attempted and she asserts that changes in the noorma are needed to effect change in society whereas the view of the Jordanian campaigner on the ground is that to be effective laws must emerge naturally from a changed society.

In it she recounts a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy, and also attempts to bring to the world’s attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan — an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their families. I have completed this book in a day.

But Dalia was not khokri of them, said Ms Husseini. Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with h I’d always believed that we’d spend our lives together I’m glad Khouri decided to noram in on that in Honor Lost, which is the crux of her story, next to forbidden love, whether the protagonist and the logistics of the story are completely real or not.

This forbiddwn was last edited on 28 Aprilat Based on honor killing. Doubleday- True Crime – pages. Who all she wanted in life was to love and be loved. Ultimately, we are, as khouro beings, compelled by the bonds of decency and ethical treatment which implore us to be united against this savagery.

Jan 04, Sharon rated it it was amazing. How can such a religion objecting women to such brutality? T nora is a story about Jordanian girl named Dalia, born and brought up in a very stoned Muslim family in Jordan; the Author claimed that she was Dalia best friend. T his is a story about Jordanian girl named Dalia, b D isappointment has driven me to give this book only one star and I classified this book as a fiction regardless what the author claimed that this is a nonfiction; I could have given this book more than this given the story is noema touching and romantic love story, the Author is not a very wordy kind of author but I think the simplicity makes this book readable or is it because the readers thought simplicity is a good way of telling a true story?


In response, Khouri promised to honour her friend by fighting against this practice of family murder, and bravely stood up to Dalia’s family, before being forced to flee Forbdiden in fear for her life. It was a little difficult to get into as it starts by various descriptions of Jordan and its cultures. Nov 30, Nebby rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ho anche notato che la gente comune non ne parlava volentieri e ho toccato con mano la reticenza delle ragazze ad affrontare l’argomento.

Finally after lugging it from home to home I finally read it. Norma may be born Jordanian, have visited many times and have maintained her fluency but having grown up in Chicago her ideas are heavily influenced by the American Dream.

The novel centers on the life of Dalia, a young Muslim woman living in AmmanJordan. What a perfectly awful book miss Norma Khouri.

People are missing out the point of the book. A shameful attempt to cash in a very real problem. Although they barely even kissed, the strict Muslim codes that her family – like all of Jordan’s Islamic population – abide by mean that Dalia is murdered by her father and brothers to restore their honour. I believed it to be a work of non-ficiton. Jun 13, Erin James rated it did not like it. I’d always believed that we’d spend our lives together Despite the arguments over how realistic or fictitious this novel is, there are many true undertones such as, and primarily the main focus of the book on honor killings.

At the age of twenty-five, she unexpectedly fell in love with Michael, a major in the Royal Army, and a Catholic. Norma Khouri has been revealed to be a con-artist, and this book is a hoax.