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Author Sahebjam, Freidoune.

Title The stoning of Soraya M. : a story of injustice in Iran / Freidoune Sahebjam ; translated from the French by Richard Seaver.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Pub., [2011]


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 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  306.7360955 SA    Check Shelf
Description xv, 144 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "When he couldn't afford to marry another woman. Soraya M.'s husband plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend's widowed husband. Exhausted by a lifetime of abuse and hardship, Soraya said nothing, and the makeshift tribunal took her silence as a confession of guilt. They sentenced her to death by stoning: a punishment prohibited by Islam but widely practiced. Day by day--sometimes minute by minute--Sahebjam deftly recounts these horrendous events, tracing Soraya's life with searing immediacy, from her arranged marriage and the births of her children to her husband's increasing cruelty and the difficult details of her horrifying execution, where, by tradition, her father, husband, and sons hurled the first stones. A stark look at the intersection between culture and justice, this is one woman's story, but it stands for the stories of thousands of women who suffered--and continue to suffer--the same fate. It is a story that must be told" --Cover, p. 4.
Subject Adultery -- Iran -- Case studies.
Stoning -- Iran -- Case studies.
Adultery (Islamic law)
Adultery. (OCoLC)fst00797378
Adultery (Islamic law) (OCoLC)fst00797394
Stoning. (OCoLC)fst01133955
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Title Femme lapidée. English
ISBN 9781611450255 alkaline paper
161145025X alkaline paper
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