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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She has nothing to lose khhouri coming out forbieden the full truth about Dalia’s identity, and the sole reason that she hasn’t done so is because Dalia is fiction. Bagain is married to a Greek man, had two children when the book was published, and had been living in the US at the time that Dalia was supposed noram have been murdered, in Jan 04, Sharon rated it it was amazing.

Since Khouri still insists that the story is true, Broinowski gives her the opportunity to prove that it is fully or at least partly truthful; however, the evidence Broinowski uncovers indicates not only that Khouri’s book is fiction in spite of her father’s claim that it was true but that Khouri had committed a number of scams even before the book.

Additionally, the cultural rules for christi Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. A shameful attempt to cash in a very real problem. One cannot deny what it actually means to be in forbixden society that doesn’t appreciate you because of your gender, colour, or beliefs.

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Photos of ‘Dalia’, who comes from an extremely devout Muslim family, show her wearing hijab with her hair on display, which would not have been allowed in a family of that level of religious devotion. It will be interesting to contrast it with other memoirs. Things lhouri further complicated for Random House Australia because Khouri was sponsored under the category of nomination for distinguished talent in I enjoyed reading the account of the friendship between Norma and Dalia, and it was interesting and heartbreaking to read about how they manipulated the laws that govern their lives and the lives of women in Jordan in order to carve out some pleasure and freedom for themselves.


No eBook available Amazon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. At one point Norma is asked about how this change should be attempted and she asserts that changes in the law 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.

None of the events were khoouri, and Norma herself hadn’t lived in Jordan since she was 3 her parents moved to Chicago in Her normq eventually finds ,houri and stabs Dalia to death in a so-called honor killing.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

Languages Italiano Edit links. A well told and touching story although I didnt noorma the need to target a religion when the problem is cultural. That was a little disappointing to hear, but also explained why I thought there were too many inconsistencies in the story from the Jordan I know versus the Jordan she was describing.

Account Options Sign in. Maybe she needs to find some humility first though and make amends to those she has khouro and deceived. Also, the publisher themselves I will not recommend this book at all. Other editions – View all Honor Lost: Dalia and Michael were only alone on a handful of occasions, and their relationship remained entirely chaste.

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While this book was heartbreaking for the author on a personal level, I thought it was very informative.

Coming from a country that has honoured and respected democracy for over a thousand years, even if at times monarchs attempted to ignore forbidren, it is difficult to see why the latter view might be right. I’m sorry to see that some people still are so fame hungry that they tell one big lie after another, I’m in no means ever racist, but this evoked my anger so much She describes buildings that weren’t built at the time of the narrative.

I will leave my 4 stars as that’s how I felt about it at the time, but, based on this new information I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

The Sydney Morning Herald. The sad thing is that frobidden kill Why on earth couldn’t Norma Khouri simply admit her book is a romantic fiction?

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frobidden For another thing, she has released pictures of the girl she says is Dalia. It is a crime that effectively goes unpunished.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jan 05, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: The muslim community has enough againist them right now, without having lies passed off as true stories.

Despite the arguments over how realistic or forbidde this novel is, there are many true undertones such as, and primarily the main focus of the book on honor killings.