I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan

I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan

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 "Khalida Brohi understands the true nature of honor. She is fearless in her pursuit of justice and equality."--Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to belie A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan--and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman ...

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Title:I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan
Author:Khalida Brohi
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0399588019
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan Reviews

  • Siria
    Nov 23, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

  • Bookworm
    Oct 12, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

  • Karen
    Sep 07, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

  • Diane Yannick
    Oct 06, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

  • Marialyce
    Oct 03, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

  • Homeschoolmama
    Sep 20, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

  • Carol
    Oct 16, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

  • Laurel
    Oct 11, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

    I picked up this book randomly. It was not the marketing piece on the cover jacket or the "Advance Praise" for the book; it was the book's dedication which caught my eye. I surmised that a woman who could dedicate a book so lovingly to her mother-in-law must have a kind and generous sp...

    I feel caddish about not really liking this book. It's the autobiography of Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani woman activist who fights against "honor killings" in her country and who sets up a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and empl...

    It is eloquently written memoir by the author & should be read by all so the misconceptions about ?honor? are dealt with. It is high time that we move ahead towards prosperity, respect & equality for everyone by shunning the age-old brutal system of honor killings. With t...

    Beautiful cover, I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan, also great content. The story and life of Khalida Brohi, trials, tribulations, struggles to survive in a world that is not kind to women that don't follow harsh and strict rules that have been set in place fo...

    I probably have read over 30 memoirs in my life and this is the ONLY one that made me tear in the train and then at home then again at the ending and then again while writing this. As a Pakistani woman following khalida on social media, tedTalk and finally realizing she wrote a memoir ...

    I Should Have Honor I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan is Khalida Brohi?s book about two kinds of honor, the honor that is dignity, honesty, and justice, the meaning espoused in the Holy Quran, and honor killings, the horrific practice of killing women who...

  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 02, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

  • Sherry
    Sep 17, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

    I picked up this book randomly. It was not the marketing piece on the cover jacket or the "Advance Praise" for the book; it was the book's dedication which caught my eye. I surmised that a woman who could dedicate a book so lovingly to her mother-in-law must have a kind and generous sp...

    I feel caddish about not really liking this book. It's the autobiography of Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani woman activist who fights against "honor killings" in her country and who sets up a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and empl...

    It is eloquently written memoir by the author & should be read by all so the misconceptions about ?honor? are dealt with. It is high time that we move ahead towards prosperity, respect & equality for everyone by shunning the age-old brutal system of honor killings. With t...

    Beautiful cover, I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan, also great content. The story and life of Khalida Brohi, trials, tribulations, struggles to survive in a world that is not kind to women that don't follow harsh and strict rules that have been set in place fo...

    I probably have read over 30 memoirs in my life and this is the ONLY one that made me tear in the train and then at home then again at the ending and then again while writing this. As a Pakistani woman following khalida on social media, tedTalk and finally realizing she wrote a memoir ...

  • Bibi
    Dec 16, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

    I picked up this book randomly. It was not the marketing piece on the cover jacket or the "Advance Praise" for the book; it was the book's dedication which caught my eye. I surmised that a woman who could dedicate a book so lovingly to her mother-in-law must have a kind and generous sp...

  • Jill Dobbe
    Jun 12, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

  • Lori
    Aug 23, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

  • Claude Bouchard
    Jan 22, 2019

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

    I picked up this book randomly. It was not the marketing piece on the cover jacket or the "Advance Praise" for the book; it was the book's dedication which caught my eye. I surmised that a woman who could dedicate a book so lovingly to her mother-in-law must have a kind and generous sp...

    I feel caddish about not really liking this book. It's the autobiography of Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani woman activist who fights against "honor killings" in her country and who sets up a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and empl...

  • Julie Giehl
    Nov 04, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

  • Fareya
    Sep 11, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

  • Sajith Kumar
    Mar 16, 2019

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

  • Kristy K
    Aug 22, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

  • Noorilhuda
    Dec 24, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

  • Brandon Istenes
    Feb 11, 2019

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

  • Michelle Arredondo
    Aug 06, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

    I picked up this book randomly. It was not the marketing piece on the cover jacket or the "Advance Praise" for the book; it was the book's dedication which caught my eye. I surmised that a woman who could dedicate a book so lovingly to her mother-in-law must have a kind and generous sp...

    I feel caddish about not really liking this book. It's the autobiography of Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani woman activist who fights against "honor killings" in her country and who sets up a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and empl...

    It is eloquently written memoir by the author & should be read by all so the misconceptions about ?honor? are dealt with. It is high time that we move ahead towards prosperity, respect & equality for everyone by shunning the age-old brutal system of honor killings. With t...

    Beautiful cover, I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan, also great content. The story and life of Khalida Brohi, trials, tribulations, struggles to survive in a world that is not kind to women that don't follow harsh and strict rules that have been set in place fo...

  • Marika
    Jun 23, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

  • Ina Cawl
    Sep 09, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

  • Sherie Lundmark
    Sep 30, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

  • Aneeza Rafiq
    Feb 10, 2019

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

  • Novels And Nonfiction
    Aug 27, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

  • RaeAnna Rekemeyer
    Sep 07, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

  • Aly Olson
    Oct 14, 2018

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

  • Nikki
    Apr 23, 2019

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

  • Komal Hashmi
    Apr 11, 2019

    For those of us like myself, who feel helpless to change things in their lives or their country, or those who think that one person cannot possibly make a difference, this book may change your mind. Khalida Brohi, grew up in rural Pakistan, with a very unusual father who cherished his ...

    my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb " Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, and takes the opportuni...

    4 courageous stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... If ever there was a place a culture, a time where women were dominated by the men in their family, that place would probably be in Pakistan. Kahlida, as a young girl wanted the things that all...

    3.5 Stars What initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it?s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it?s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a st...

    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at th...

    It feels churlish to critique a book like this: the memoir of a young woman who's spent much of her life campaigning against so-called "honour killings" and violence against women in tribal areas of Pakistan. Khalida Brohi has faced down familial censure and threats of violence, and ev...

    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules. Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhu...

    Wow it was amazing !! This book is mind blowing and it is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life! The writing is marvelous and you imagine what their lives are to all these women and you wonder what you would have done in their places. Personally, I do...

    Powerful and thought-provoking, Khalida Brohi tells the story of honor in tribal Pakistan and what it means for the lives of women. Although the narrative was choppy and hurried at times I still loved every bit of it. The last chapter literally gave me chills. Khalida took hold of her ...

    Don't recall what brought me to this book but I was excited to read this. I'm not familiar with Brohi but I am familiar with some of the topics her book discusses: arranged marriages, honor killings, cross-religious and cross-cultural relations and her mission to educate her people and...

    I probably should have known about honor killings in Pakistan, but I didn?t. I did know that is a patriarchal society that believes in arranged marriages. The men had to figure out a way to punish the women who dared to disobey. This way the honor of your family could be restored. Im...

    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began...

    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points...

    This book opened my eyes to Pakistani culture. Richly steeped in tradition and honor, A culture also in many families repressive and abusive to women.. It was very refreshing and inspiring to hear the path taken by Khalida, and the support and love from her family that is still at work...

    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/... What I Liked Learning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I?ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and...

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular,...

    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. W...

    I hope a movie gets made on this book. Memorable Quotes: Daughters are a blessing from God, but they are a tough gift to cherish. Everyone wants a piece of them. Always. Don't cry. Strategize. Then the teacher turned around. Blood splattered all over his shirt. The terror of...

    Brohi writes that those who sit far apart do not understand each other. Her book gives you a seat next to her and it?s a worthwhile read. As an activist fighting to end honor killings in Pakistan, she shares a personal story about how education gives her and her family a chance at a ...

    This book reminded me a lot of I Am Malala, which I enjoyed more. The most poignant parts of the book are when Brohi examines how honor killings were rationalized by people in her community, but I wanted more of how different people internalized these experiences and comparisons to how...

    This is a great book in desparate need of a decent editor. It brings together a few of my favorite things: activism, the Persian world, and feminism. It?s a great story composed of lots of little great stories. But it was not edited like it needs to be edited. I don?t know wh...

    Inspiring! ...

    Man really needs something to live for. His existence is made worthwhile by the ideals he cherishes. If he happens to be situated with good financial support, such existential issues may not bother him. But in extremely poor societies, where each day?s business of living is so tough,...

    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor?s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read m...

    I picked up this book randomly. It was not the marketing piece on the cover jacket or the "Advance Praise" for the book; it was the book's dedication which caught my eye. I surmised that a woman who could dedicate a book so lovingly to her mother-in-law must have a kind and generous sp...

    I feel caddish about not really liking this book. It's the autobiography of Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani woman activist who fights against "honor killings" in her country and who sets up a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and empl...

    It is eloquently written memoir by the author & should be read by all so the misconceptions about ?honor? are dealt with. It is high time that we move ahead towards prosperity, respect & equality for everyone by shunning the age-old brutal system of honor killings. With t...