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The Resource I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan, Khalida Brohi

I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan, Khalida Brohi

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I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan
Title
I should have honor
Title remainder
a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan
Statement of responsibility
Khalida Brohi
Title variation
I should have honour
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eng
Summary
  • "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. From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was forced to marry a thirteen-year-old boy when she was only nine; Khalida herself was promised as a bride before she was even born. But her father refused to let her become a child bride. He was a man who believed in education, not just for himself but for his daughters, and Khalida grew up thinking she would become the first female doctor in her small village. Khalida thought her life was proceeding on an unusual track for a woman of her circumstances, but one whose path was orderly and straightforward. Everything shifted for Khalida when she found out that her beloved cousin had been murdered by her uncle in a tradition known as 'honor killing.' Her cousin's crime? She had fallen in love with a man who was not her betrothed. This moment ignited the spark in Khalida Brohi that inspired a globe-spanning career as an activist, starting at the age of sixteen. From a tiny cement-roofed room in Karachi where she was allowed ten minutes of computer use per day, Brohi created a Facebook campaign that went viral. From there, she created a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and employment opportunities, while crucially working to change the minds of their male partners, fathers, and brothers. This book is the story of how Brohi, while only a girl herself, shone her light on the women and girls of Pakistan, despite the hurdles and threats she faced along the way. And ultimately, she learned that the only way to eradicate the parts of a culture she despised was to fully embrace the parts of it that she loved."--Dust jacket
  • "From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was betrothed to a thirteen-year old boy when she was only nine; Khalida herself was promised as a bride before she was even born. But against the odds, her father was a man who believed in education, not just for himself but for his daughters, and Khalida grew up thinking she would become the first female doctor in her small village. Her father refused to let her be given away as a child bride, when the time came for her to do that. Khalida thought her life was proceeding on an unusual track for a woman of her circumstances, but one whose path was orderly and straightforward. Everything shifted for Khalida the year she was sixteen, when she found out her beloved cousin had just been murdered by her own uncle, in a tradition known as an honor killing. Her crime? She had fallen in love with a man who was not her betrothed. This moment ignited the spark in Khalida that has led to a globe-spanning career as an activist and social entrepreneur, working to change the lives of women in Pakistan, and to educate others about women's rights. From a tiny cement-roofed room in Karachi where she was allowed ten minutes of computer use per day, Khalida created a Facebook campaign that went viral. This led to the creation of a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and employment opportunities, but more crucially working to change the minds of the men who are their partners, fathers, and brothers. This book is the story of how Khalida, while only a girl herself, shined her light on the women and girls of Pakistan, despite the hurdles and threats she faced along the way"--
Summary
The founder of the Sughar nonprofit presents a memoir describing how her father's nontraditional beliefs about education saved her from an arranged marriage and how she was inspired to create a foundation focused on empowering women in rural communities
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autobiography
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10692240
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Dewey number
  • 305.4095491
  • 920
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
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a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan
Label
I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan, Khalida Brohi
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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rdacontent.
Contents
Light of the world -- The exchange -- Bundle of hope -- Dreams of my father -- The child bride -- Romance in the village -- A matter of honor -- A new beginning -- Mornings in Kotri -- A street kid -- My heart belongs to the mountains -- The overnight adult -- A question of honor -- Life after the murder -- A youth revolution -- The WAKE UP campaign against honor killings -- To America for the first time -- Don't cry, strategize -- Being unreasonable -- The stroke -- My strategy to end honor killings -- Pakistan's tribal fashion brand -- Kalsoom -- Noreen -- The year of hardships -- Love in Los Angeles -- Guilt and reconciliation -- A love marriage in Pakistan -- Aba's confession -- Borders -- The victory of love -- God 's justice -- A big tribal wedding -- Gang of thieves
Control code
1044768804
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399588013
Lccn
2018008997
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768804
Label
I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan, Khalida Brohi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Light of the world -- The exchange -- Bundle of hope -- Dreams of my father -- The child bride -- Romance in the village -- A matter of honor -- A new beginning -- Mornings in Kotri -- A street kid -- My heart belongs to the mountains -- The overnight adult -- A question of honor -- Life after the murder -- A youth revolution -- The WAKE UP campaign against honor killings -- To America for the first time -- Don't cry, strategize -- Being unreasonable -- The stroke -- My strategy to end honor killings -- Pakistan's tribal fashion brand -- Kalsoom -- Noreen -- The year of hardships -- Love in Los Angeles -- Guilt and reconciliation -- A love marriage in Pakistan -- Aba's confession -- Borders -- The victory of love -- God 's justice -- A big tribal wedding -- Gang of thieves
Control code
1044768804
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399588013
Lccn
2018008997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768804

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