Murder in the Name of Honor

Murder in the Name of Honor

The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against and Unbelievable Crime

By Rana Husseini

ONEWorld Publications, Paperback, 9781851687596, 250pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Husseini's hard-hitting, unflinching, and controversial examination of honor crimes is a fearless, account of a topic that can no longer be ignored. Claiming 5,000 lives annually, and common in both traditional societies and migrant communities in the United States, honor killings involve a punishment--often death or disfigurement--inflicted by a relative to restore the family's honor.