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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Jean
    Nov 14, 2018
    In this memoir, Khalida Brohi tells her story of growing up female in Pakistan. Parts of her story are familiar to those who have read stories of life as a girl in a Muslim culture. One aspect of Khalida's story that is different is support she receives from her father. I consider thi...
  • Diane Yannick
    Oct 06, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    Inspiring! ...
  • Laurel
    Oct 11, 2018
    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...
  • Nelda Brangwin
    Sep 30, 2018
    Khalida Brohi could have her picture in a definition of courage. Born in a Pakistani family where women were valued, she experienced more freedom than most girls in her society. Yet, as she reached puberty, her options became less and she used her voice to speak out for the women of Pa...
  • 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 ...
  • Claire
    Nov 08, 2018
    What struck me most about the author Brohi was that Khalida (her first name) sounds awfully close to Claire (my given name). This memoir is recommended by Malala Yousafzai, the little girl who made waves for education a couple years ago. (I guess she's not a little girl anymore, but I ...
  • Sherry
    Sep 17, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • K.H. Leigh
    Sep 23, 2018
    Powerful and personal. Brohi's strongest accomplishment with this book is the clear distinction she makes between her culture and the barbarism that threatens to destroy it from within. She strongly conveys that, despite our outsiders' perception, the rampant violence against women in ...
  • Julie Giehl
    Nov 04, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Kristy K
    Aug 22, 2018
    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...
  • Michelle Arredondo
    Aug 06, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • S
    Sep 02, 2018
    I was intrigued by the cover of this book and the title. But once I started reading this memoir it was captivating yet heartbreaking . Being from the same country as the author and knowing how honor killing is part of culture in some parts of the country. Not experiencing anything like...
  • Novels And Nonfiction
    Aug 27, 2018
    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
    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
    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...
  • Mackenzie Newcomb
    Aug 23, 2018
    I cannot stress enough how eye opening and important this book is. Khalida is a gift to the world. Though the content of this book can be extremely heavy, it is written in a way that is extremely digestible (despite the disturbing content.) This could easily be read by someone with a m...
  • Victoria Wood
    Nov 10, 2018
    Full Overview, Review and Commentary over on my blog - https://girlwithnoselfie.com/i-should... ?Even if I have nothing, I should have honor.? Brohi?s memoir examines her family?s upbringing, her own life, tribal living, Pakistan and how she sought to end ?honor killing...