Forbidden Love

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9781863253482
Author: Norma Khouri
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Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with her family in Amman, Jordon. At the age of twenty-five, she unexpectedly fell in love with Michael, a major in the Royal Army, and a Catholic. For a Muslim women, any relationship with a Catholic man is forbidden and Dalia was only too aware that flouting this rule could cost her her life. But they were deeply in love and with the help of Dalia's lifelong friend, Norma, with whom she ran a hairdressing salon, they went to extraordinary lengths to find ways to meet in secret. On only a handful of occasions were Dalia and Michael able to be alone and their relationship remained entirely chaste. Although they covered their tracks meticulously, when one of Dalia's brothers became suspicious, she was suddenly gripped by the terrifying reality of what could happen to her. Norma Khouri's book is a gift to the memory of her friend. A powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy, it is also an attempt to bring to the world's attention the continuing practise of honour killing in Jordon - an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonoured the family. It is a crime that effectively goes unpunished. Norma Khouri's book was originally promoted as being a true love story that ends in appalling tragedy. It later became known that the story was largely confected. Nevertheless the book remains a powerful exploration of the issue of honour killing, which is still practised in parts of the world.

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