I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi

I Should Have Honor

A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan--and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment"Khalida Brohi understands the true nature of honor. She is fearless in her pursuit of justice and equality."--Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace PrizeFrom a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was forced to marry a t...

Details I Should Have Honor

TitleI Should Have Honor
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherRandom House
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Cultural, Pakistan, Feminism, Biography

Reviews I Should Have Honor

  • Kristy K
    3.5 StarsWhat initially drew me to this memoir was the cover: it’s stunningly beautiful and I desperately need a physical copy to grace my shelves once it’s published. But the cover is also deceiving. Because inside its pages is not flowery prose or a whimsical tale; it is a story of strength, of heartbreak, of strong will and meek upbringings and yes, of honor too. Brohi examines her life and those of her parents and others in Pakistan to ex...
  • Fareya
    Powerful and heartfelt, I Should Have Honor tells the story of how a young tribal woman from Pakistan stood up against honor killing - a widely accepted tribal tradition in rural Pakistan, and struggled her way to bring justice to thousands. When Brohi's cousin gets murdered at the age of fourteen, in the name of honor, she is repulsed and sickened by the brutality and unjustness of the violence. Determined to fight against this injustice she ta...
  • Jill Dobbe
    I Should Have Honor tells the story of how the author fought against honor killings in Pakistan after learning early on what happens to her female friends and cousins who don't follow the centuries-old rules.Brohi gets invited to conferences around the world to speak about the inhumane practices that women have to endure-married off at early ages, beatings by their husbands, and unable to leave their homes without permission. She also attempts to...
  • Novels And Nonfiction
    https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2018/...What I LikedLearning more about the treatment of women in Pakistan. As I mentioned in the intro, I’ve been trying to educate myself about the treatment of women in those Middle Eastern countries where they are discriminated against (and neighboring countries in the region as well). I had already read Malala Yousafzai’s memoir I Am Malala about her near-fatal experience fighting for her right to be educa...
  • Homeschoolmama
    I received this book as part of the early reviewers through Librarything, though it doesn't seem to be an actual ARC. It was published on Sept 4th, and this copy does seem like a final copy. I enjoyed reading Khalida's story of her fight for women's rights in Pakistan, in particular, the campaign to draw attention to the horrid practice of honor killing. Khalida is a brave woman with fierce determination and imagination. Her upbringing was unusua...
  • Karen
    This is the memoir of a young girl growing up in a tribal area of Pakistan. Khalida's father was sent to school as punishment, but instead found freedom in education. He went against his father and moved his family to Karachi so that his daughters could have an education. Khalida began to question what honor meant for her family when a cousin was murdered in an honor killing. Khalida became an activist to empower women within their tribal communi...
  • Marika
    Author Khalida Brohi is on a mission, a dangerous one. She was born in Pakistan to a tribal family who observes tribal customs, but she was blessed to have a father who defied those very customs. She was taught to read, and had a loving father who told her that she should have honor. While SHE had honor, she was appalled by honor killings and it is her life's mission to teach others that the old ways are not the best ways. For readers who were in...
  • Michelle Arredondo
    Beautiful cover, I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan, also great content. The story and life of Khalida Brohi, trials, tribulations, struggles to survive in a world that is not kind to women that don't follow harsh and strict rules that have been set in place for years and years and years. Author Khalida Brohi invites us into her past. Born into a tribal family with strict rules that have spanned generations. Her father......
  • Sherry
    I probably have read over 30 memoirs in my life and this is the ONLY one that made me tear in the train and then at home then again at the ending and then again while writing this. As a Pakistani woman following khalida on social media, tedTalk and finally realizing she wrote a memoir made me refresh the ups track website over and over. I read the first half on my long commute to my traditional Pakistani family and her description on how her 9 ye...
  • K.H. Leigh
    Powerful and personal. Brohi's strongest accomplishment with this book is the clear distinction she makes between her culture and the barbarism that threatens to destroy it from within. She strongly conveys that, despite our outsiders' perception, the rampant violence against women in Pakistan is not part of the culture itself, but a cancer that infects it. It is a disease, and like any disease it must be identified, treated, cut out, cured. The ...
  • Mackenzie Newcomb
    I cannot stress enough how eye opening and important this book is. Khalida is a gift to the world. Though the content of this book can be extremely heavy, it is written in a way that is extremely digestible (despite the disturbing content.) This could easily be read by someone with a middle school reading level (which in my opinion is a good thing for a book that should be widely distributed.) Khalida incorporates humor when appropriate. I laughe...
  • S
    I was intrigued by the cover of this book and the title. But once I started reading this memoir it was captivating yet heartbreaking . Being from the same country as the author and knowing how honor killing is part of culture in some parts of the country. Not experiencing anything like this it was truly an eye opening experience and at times sad at how some people in the same country our living with such orthodox mentality where as for us who are...
  • Steve and Tanya Panella
    As a read the book is easy, simple, yet descriptive. As as a story it is amazing. What the author has accomplished for herself, her community, and in a ripple effect for the world tremendous. What Brohi has accomplished is inspiring, especially from such humble beginnings and against so many obstacles. Its especially encouraging to read what empathy, selflessness and determination can accomplish and perhaps we can overcome what we are faced now w...
  • Lori
    2.5 I felt so many things reading this book. Anger, frustration, helplessness (hopelessness), etc. Many of things the author wrote I had already heard (or read) about. I'm not sure if she brought anything new to the table. But I tried to see things from her point of view and the points of view from others she wrote about; however, I was lost. I did not come away from reading this book enlightened. Would have liked the book to read with a better f...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    Brohi offers a look at her life, the daughter of a progressive Pakistani father. Yet, her family is still very traditiional. Her mother was married off at 9 and bore her first child at 13. Her father was educated and emphasized the importance of that to his children. Although a girl, Brohi was sent to school and even learned English. As an adult her crusade was against honor killings, something her extended family had participated in. I Should Ha...
  • RaeAnna Rekemeyer
    As a little girl, her father wanted her to be a doctor, but she grew up to heal what doctor’s cannot: a healer of souls. A tragedy that began in love lead Khalida Brohi down a road that would help her change her family, change her country, change the world, and bring her love. Read my full review at: https://onthebl.org/2018/09/07/i-shou...
  • Lindsey
    Such an amazing story of strength and courage. I was crying by the end. This is one of those books that everyone should read. P.S. Get the audiobook version. The author is the narrator and when you listen to her share her story you can hear the emotion of what she experienced ring through her voice
  • Mary MacKintosh
    I listened to this memoir, which was read by its author. Her emotions come through so completely as she tells the stories of honor killings in her family, and her journey through education to being a strong advocate for Pakistani women, respecting the strengths of the culture while fighting its evils.
  • Kymberly
    I enjoyed reading ‘I Should Have Honor’. Khalida Brohi accomplished a lot personally and culturally. The details of the challenges overcome by Khalida were limited. The book read to me as. Young Adult novel protective of children by not providing the full details of what unfolded as a way to not scare the readers. The memoir was very interesting.
  • Lois Sittu
    This was a very interesting read. It is the memoir of Khalida Brohi from her days as a child to a woman fighting for injustices against women in her country. Through her work and educating others she seeks to bring an end to arranged marriages and honor killings. Along with her husband David, they are trying to promote understanding between cultures.
  • Sean Scarisbrick
    This is a really powerful book. I first heard about Khalida Brohi and the Sughar Foundation after watching Brohi's TED Talk, and I was instantly drawn into her story. She does an excellent job of describing her culture, family history, and hopes for the future. Brohi, her work, and her determination are truly inspiring.Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the review copy.
  • An Introverterd Blogger
    3.5 starshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BnOsh2pFo...
  • The Bookie Rookie
    Khalida Brohi, this was a book that was needed in a time where honor killings still happen. So many quotes from this book that I would love to share with you all. I loved this one & I finished it within a day! It really saddens me that the lack of education has kept such a blindfold on the eyes of people even in this day & time.Here’s the most important quote I want to share with you: Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to ...