Jacqueline Rose: Honour Killing, 5 November 2009
Show More Murder in the Name of Honour by Rana Husseini.
Oneworld, 250 pp., £12.99, May 2009, 978 1 85168 524 0Show More
In Honour of Fadime: Murder and Shame by Unni Wikan, translated by Anna Paterson.
Chicago, 305 pp., £12.50, June 2008, 978 0 226 89686 1Show More
Honour Killing: Stories of Men Who Killed by Ayse Onal.
Saqi, 256 pp., £12.99, May 2008, 978 0 86356 617 2Show More
“... The term ‘honour killing’ entered the British legal system in 2003, when Abdullah Yones pleaded guilty to killing his 16-year-old daughter Heshu. Accounts of the case vary but certain facts are clear. The family had fled Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 1991 – in London the father worked as a volunteer for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. At the William Morris Academy in Hammersmith, where she was a pupil, Heshu repeatedly expressed her fear of a forced marriage, but teachers ignored her ...”