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    DescriptionSoraya M.'s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn't afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya's dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he 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 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.


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    Title
    The Stoning of Soraya M.
    Subtitle
    A Story of Injustice in Iran
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Freidoune Sahebjam, Translated by Richard Seaver
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611450255
    ISBN 10: 161145025X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2, HRH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST, RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BIC subject category V2: LAFS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    BISAC V2.8: SOC048000, SOC028000, REL037020
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 306.7360955
    DC22: 306.7360955
    LC classification: HQ806 .S2413 2011
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Publisher
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Arcade Publishing
    Publication date
    02 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Starred Review. An unforgettable indictment, brilliantly written and translated, of man s inhumanity to woman and of tyranny disguised as righteousness.