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Murder in the name of Honour, a book by Rana Husseini

Taken from a press release I received from Rana Husseini sent on April 8th, 2009.

Rana Husseini‘s long waited for book “Murder in the Name of Honour” is going to be released in the United Kingdom on May 28th and in the USA on June 26th of this year.  The Arabic version of the book is going to be released in October 2009.

Rana Husseini's Murder in the name of Honour

As you all know, Rana has been advocating against this brutal practice for the past 16 years.  The book is an accumulation of cases she covered in Jordan as well as a documentation of the efforts and events that took place in the long process of combating this murder. The book is also a documentation of worldwide cases and efforts that were exerted by many countries, organizations and individuals to end this practice mostly targeted against women and their right to life.

Furthermore, the book includes a section on the social and medical aspects of this murder, it concludes with recommendations as to what can be done to end these crimes worldwide. One part of the book describes Rana’s efforts, among others’, in exposing the hoax Jordanian-American writer Norma Khouri and the effects her book had on this part of the world.

Rana hopes that this book will be another tool for raising awareness as well as a reference for human rights advocates locally and internationally. It is also a source for anyone interested in learning more about this issue from a credible and objective source.

The book is available on Amazon.com and other websites for pre-order.

You can reach Rana Husseini on her email: honorcrimes@ranahusseini.com

Been a long time fan of Rana and her great work, really excited to read the book from cover to cover!

There will be a book launch and signing event in Jordan at Readers at somepoint, will post when I know the exact date.

8 Comments so far

  1. kinziblogs on April 9th, 2009

    Very timely, Razan. I will link.

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  4. SXTZ on April 15th, 2009


    Finally, its about time the one person who can speak out about these heinous crimes actually wrote a book about them.

    I’ve known Rana for years she is the soul of integrity and a fighter for those who have no voice.
    Go girl go!

  5. asoom on June 30th, 2009

    I’m about halfway through with this book now and it’s pretty gripping.

    Now I really want to see that forbidden lies documentary exposing norma khouri.

  6. Mouhanad on July 4th, 2009

    I saw The Stoning of Soraya M. Yesterday.
    The movie is so powerful, its scary!
    I hope u read my little review about it on my blog Not Sure…



  7. Michael on August 18th, 2009

    I don’t believe Khoury but i should believe your views? why? because you say you are an expert on this matter. At the very least i’m glad that woman who isn’t an expert but a liar inspired you to re-write her book.

  8. Walid on August 19th, 2009

    Check out the documentary called “Forbidden Lies” Might give you an insight into the authors character.

    As where Rana Husseini is concerned it is thanks to her that the so called honour killings were even mentioned she’s been reporting on them way before Norma even had the thought in her head.

    And truth is fluid like time you are the only one who can tell what suits you where th truth is concerned!

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