Forbidden Love was a very good book because it made me more aware of some of . Some background: Norma Khouri is a Catholic from Jordan, whose best. But Norma Khouri is a fake, and so is Forbidden Love. With Australian sales approaching ,, the book told of her lifelong friendship with a. Forbidden Love [Norma Khouri] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Refresh and try again. Since Khouri still insists that the story is true, Broinowski gives her the opportunity to prove that it is fully or at least partly truthful; however, the evidence Broinowski uncovers indicates not only that Khouri’s book is fiction in spite of her father’s claim that it was true but that Khouri had committed a number of scams forbiddem before the book.

The “honor killings” that happen largely in Palestine and Jordan are a vestige from the nomadic societies that pre-dated Islam in these regions.

Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

As I was reading Norma’s book, though, I kept thinking there were some inconsistencies. That’s why I rated it 1 star, I hesitate to recommend this to anyone else because of the shadow it casts on a society.

Despite the fact this “non fiction” was actually fictitious, it did shed a light on Honor Killings that I think could help educate several Westerns on the subject. Before it was exposed as a hoax, it was a bestseller. References to this book The woman in the muslin mask: The area of Amman where the story khouuri said to take place has also always been considered a more “western” part of the capital, khourii women are given much more freedom than what was being expressed in the book.

Views Read Edit View history. It is this reader’s hope that Norma has found some peace and freedom from the nightmares that consumed her nights in the days that followed Dalia’s tragic fate.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Denied by her father That would however, certainly explain her need to keep up a ,ove, or maybe multiple facades. But Dalia was not one of them, said Ms Husseini.

The book says that Dalia, a Muslim became friends with Khouri, a Catholic, and went on to start a hairdressing business, where, inshe met a client called Michael, a Christian army officer. Bravo, Norma Khouri, for a brave, passionate book. Forbidxen I guess, thank you, for being the catalyst for such research.

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This books is in all means nothing close to the truth. It will be interesting to contrast it with other memoirs. View all 5 comments.

While their story is not new or unheard of, it is nrma and told with compassionate familial memories. I’m saddened that a Jordanian woman, who didn’t spend her live in Jordan, and not even Muslim, tries to attack a world she knows nothing about.

Kouri, the cultural rules for christi Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. I loved this book, but after adding it to my books on Good Reads, I learned it was a hoax. May 31, Rena rated it did not like it. And, the author claiming it to be the truth just makes it a piece of trash. That, to me, is unforgivable.

Their plans of marriage, committment, and a happy family-life were cut short by Dalia’s father’s thirst for revenge as her ‘honor’ was violated by these innocent meetings. Norma Khouri’s book is a gift to the memory of her friend.

It’s a shame Bagain was not prosecuted over this book. Perhaps she herself doesn’t know, but it seems to me that a woman with such a talent for deception and such energy and passion surely potentially has much to offer to the world. I learned a lot I didn’t know about life in Jordan and common cultural experiences there for women. However, I can’t recommend it because, though there are some truths about honor killings in it, overall the story is fake.


The book, which became a bestsellerpurported to describe the honor killing of her best friend in Jordan.

Norma Khouri

Nobody is served well by deception Norma Khouri – Absolute Write www. Honor crimes still exist. She attended a Catholic school in South Chicago. Since its publication inForbidden Love has sold more thancopies worldwide, and its harrowing descriptions of Khouri’s spirited friend Dalia, killed by her father after a chaste affair with an army officer, have moved festival audiences to tears.

I also liked this reading this book because it showed this close, sisterly friendship between Dalia and Norma. D isappointment has driven me to give this book only one star and I classified this book as a fiction regardless what the author claimed that this is a nonfiction; I could have given this book more than this given the story is very touching and romantic love story, the Author is not a very wordy kind of author but I think the simplicity makes this book readable or is it because the readers thought simplicity is a good way of telling a true story?

She had not lived in Jordan since her early childhood, except for a three-week stay during which she apparently researched the background for her book. Want to Read saving…. T his is a story about Jordanian girl named Dalia, born and brought up in a very stoned Muslim family in Jordan; the Author claimed that she was Dalia best friend.