A social activist from Pakistan speaks out against the continuing practice of so-called "honor" killings of girls and women in Pakistan, narrating her personal history and the tragic honor killing of her cousin that changed her life.
Khalida Brohi, named one of Forbes '30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in Asia,' has an engrossing, important story to tell about her childhood in Pakistan ... Writing in compelling, page-turning prose, Brohi shares a deeply felt, intimate portrait of what it means to be a global activist. There’s even a love story―one with a happy ending. Don’t miss I Should Have Honor, which deserves a legion of caring, activist readers.
In writing this memoir, Brohi continues her work speaking out against the honor killings still happening in certain tribal cultures in Pakistan. In doing so, she is continuing another family tradition of courage begun by her father, who went against his family’s wishes by refusing to give Brohi away in marriage before she was even born ... This eye-opening story reveals the hard work of changing minds.
Brohi’s moving story unfolds gently and honestly as she shares her fears, triumphs, worries, stress, and the health issues she endured as she consistently marched toward creating change in her beloved Pakistan ... The author illuminates the importance of education for both women and men and the global need for women to be recognized as equals to men. The heartfelt story of a woman’s ardent dedication to stopping the senseless 'honor' killings in Pakistan.