Posted on 09/08/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Khalida Brohi has defied the expectations of a woman born in her particular tribal region of Pakistan in many ways.

Beyond, of course, publishing a book, she attended school — a first for girls in her village — and avoided an arranged marriage thanks to her father’s refusal.

Her cousin Khadija was not so lucky. And when Khadija sought to take her fate into her own hands, she fell victim to a so-called honor killing ... by her father.

Since then, Brohi has dedicated her life to educating women and ending honor killings.

She discusses her efforts as well as her memoir, I Should Have Honor, in a segment of Fresh Air.

Listen to the interview below or read the highlights on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

Tagged As: Author interview, Memoir, NPR

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