The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story (2020)

The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story Freidoune Sahebjam Richard Seaver The Stoning of Soraya M A True Story Soraya 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 counter
  • Title: The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story
  • Author: Freidoune Sahebjam Richard Seaver
  • ISBN: 9781559702706
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story Freidoune Sahebjam Richard Seaver Soraya 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 harSoraya 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 nine children to her husband s increasing cruelty and her horrifying execution, where, by tradition, her father, husband, and sons hurled the first stones 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.
The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story Freidoune Sahebjam Richard Seaver

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  1. Nancy Oakes

    Let me begin by offering a quotation from the preface After the shah was deposed and the fundamentalist regime headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in February 1979, many dubious elements of the population, including common law criminals who had been jailed for good reason under the shah, were released from the country s prisons Taking advantage of the religious fervor sweeping the land, a number of these people, especially those with at least a basic knowledge of the Koran and its ten [...]

  2. Denise

    Over the past 15 years than 1,000 women have been stoned to death in Iran Soraya was married and the mother of nine children She lived in a small village in rural Iran Her marriage had been arranged by her father Her husband was a conniving, brutal man who beat both his wife and his children, slept with other women, and did little to provide for his family Under Islamic law, if a woman is accused of infidelity by her husband, she has to prove her innocence or suffer a punishment death by stonin [...]

  3. Frances

    This is the most heartbreaking book I can recall reading To say it is difficult to read is an understatement as is saying it is a compelling read It is a book once you begin to read you will be unable to put down and unable to forget That it is a true story is horrifying That there are at least 15 prisoners at risk of stoning today, Amnesty International , is incomprehensible Those 15 are in Iran Iran is not the only country to have stoning happen.In reading this story and imagining how Soraya m [...]

  4. Jenny Maloney

    This book should definitely not be read unless you are in a safe place, with people you love and trust surrounding you I think that s the only way I got through some of the truly gut wrenching horrors that Sahembiam illustrates with the case of Soraya M Nightmares may come otherwise.Sahembiam begins with an explanation of both his reasoning for writing the book and the methodology behind it which is necessary for understanding the structure of the story as a whole Especially when the reader is c [...]

  5. Chris

    I first become aware of this story when the movie adaption of the book came out I read an interview of Shohreh Aghdashloo who is a wonderful actress and a beautiful woman , and went to see the film, even though I knew it wasn t going to be a happy picture.It was the only time I have ever heard crying in a movie theatre When offered this on sale for the Kindle, I picked it up.It s hard to review a book like this, a book that churns our stomaches because of the subject matter, but that should be r [...]

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