‘Every year about 40 Palestinian women die at the hands of their fathers or brothers,’ writes Geraldine Brooks in Nine Parts of Desire; ‘they are accused of pre-marital or extra-marital sex. Often the women are then burned so the killing is passed off as an accident. The killer becomes a local hero.’
Wondering what this is all about? Read my post explaining why and how I’m commemorating Lent this year.
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