Download E-books Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men PDF

By Souad

The 1st precise account ever released by means of a sufferer of an "honor crime," this stunning, relocating, and harrowing story has already turn into a world sensation.

Souad was once a 17-year-old lady dwelling in a small village in Jordan whilst she had the misfortune of falling in love--an emotion that might bring about an unspeakable act of violence and a life of exile from her native land. With a formative years marked through tough hard work and actual abuse by the hands of her father, who's humiliated by means of the beginning of many daughters and just one son, Souad is eager to go away domestic. Enticed right into a dating with a good-looking neighbor, her short-lived romance leaves her pregnant. Forbidden to marry till her older sisters locate husbands and having introduced disgrace to her relatives, Souad faces the single appropriate punishment: demise. How her relations plots to kill her, her harrowing fight to outlive burns over ninety% of her physique after her brother-in-law douses her with gas and units her on hearth, her dramatic get away from Jordan, and her get to the bottom of to construct a brand new existence for herself is a story of heartbreaking drama and memorable courage.

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Download E-books Fanny Seward: A Life (New York State Series) PDF

By Trudy Krisher

On April 14, 1865, the evening of President Lincoln's assassination, Booth's conspirator Lewis Powell tried to assassinate Secretary of nation William Seward in his domestic simply blocks from Ford's Theatre. The assault, which left Seward and his son heavily wounded, is acknowledged in poignant aspect in Fanny Seward's diary. Fanny, the liked purely daughter of Seward, used to be a willing observer, and her diary entries from 1858 to 1866 are the basis of Krisher's shiny portrait of the younger lady who was once an eyewitness to at least one of the main tumultuous classes in American heritage. Fanny deals intimate observations at the politicians, generals, and artists of the time. She tells of attending dinner events, vacationing troops, and going to the theater, frequently along President Abraham Lincoln and his spouse Mary. via Fanny's writings, Krisher not just skillfully brings to lifestyles the occasions and actions of a innovative political relatives but in addition illuminates the daily drama of the struggle. Giving readers a formerly unseen glimpse into the period, Fanny Seward: A lifestyles broadens our realizing of Civil battle the United States. On April 14, 1865, the evening of President Lincoln's assassination, Booth's conspirator Lewis Powell tried to assassinate Secretary of kingdom William Seward in his domestic simply blocks from Ford's Theatre. The assault, which left Seward and his son heavily wounded, is mentioned in poignant element in Fanny Seward's diary. Fanny, the loved simply daughter of Seward, used to be a willing observer, and her diary entries from 1858 to 1866 are the basis of Krisher's bright portrait of the younger lady who was once an eyewitness to 1 of the main tumultuous sessions in American heritage. Fanny bargains intimate observations at the politicians, generals, and artists of the time. She tells of attending dinner events, vacationing troops, and going to the theater, usually along President Abraham Lincoln and his spouse Mary. via Fanny's writings, Krisher not just skillfully brings to existence the occasions and actions of a innovative political relatives but in addition illuminates the day by day drama of the struggle. Giving readers a formerly unseen glimpse into the period, Fanny Seward: A lifestyles broadens our realizing of Civil warfare the US.

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Download E-books Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo, Revised Edition PDF

By Zlata Filipovic

Whilst Zlata’s Diary used to be first released on the top of the Bosnian clash, it grew to become a world bestseller and used to be in comparison to The Diary of Anne Frank, either for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the area it describes. It starts because the day-today checklist of the lifetime of a standard eleven-year-old woman, preoccupied through piano classes and birthday events. yet as warfare engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic turns into a witness to nutrition shortages and the deaths of acquaintances and learns to attend out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. but all through she is still brave and observant. the result's a ebook that has the ability to maneuver and teach readers an international away.

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Download E-books Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father PDF

By John Matteson

"An awesome tale [told] with readability and intelligence ... colourful and insightful."―Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 

Louisa may well Alcott is understood universally. but in the course of Louisa's adolescence, the well-known Alcott was once her father, Bronson―an eminent instructor and a pal of Emerson and Thoreau. He wanted perfection, for the realm and from his kinfolk. Louisa challenged him along with her mercurial moods and yearnings for funds and status. the opposite prize she deeply coveted―her father's understanding―seemed toughest to win. This tale of Bronson and Louisa's annoying but loving courting provides dimensions to Louisa's existence, her paintings, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

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Download E-books Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself PDF

By Rachel Lloyd

"Powerfully uncooked, deeply relocating, and totally actual. Rachel Lloyd has became a private atrocity into triumph and is not anything below a real hero. . . . Never back will you examine younger women in the street as certainly one of 'those' women—you will merely see little women which are women similar to us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist 

With the ability and verity of First They Killed My Father and A good way Gone, Rachel Lloyd’s riveting survivor tale is the genuine story of her hard-won get away from the industrial intercourse and her daring founding of gem stones, long island City’s women schooling and Mentoring carrier, to aid numerous different younger ladies get away "the life." Lloyd’s unflinchingly sincere memoir is a robust and unforgettable tale of inhuman abuse, enduring desire, and the promise of redemption.

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Download E-books Women and Revivalism in the West: Choosing 'Fundamentalism' in a Liberal Democracy (Women's Studies at York Series) PDF

Why do a little Western girls decide to sign up for Christian and Islamic revivalist hobbies at this time? Revivalist religions (often known as 'fundamentalist') have a name for the policing of gender limitations and roles and the blanket subjugation of girls. This research goals quite to set up what the points of interest will be for ladies who decide to swim opposed to the present consumerist present and associate themselves with such teams in a liberal democracy.

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