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Forbidden Love [Norma Khouri] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. But Norma Khouri is a fake, and so is Forbidden Love. With Australian sales approaching ,, the book told of her lifelong friendship with a. Norma Khouri, author of the best-selling book,. Forbidden Love, was revealed as a literary hoax. Now, as a new documentary about. Norma premieres in.

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I don’t even believe Dalia existed! Although they covered their tracks meticulously, one of Dalia’s brothers became suspicious and she was suddenly gripped by the terrifying reality of what might happen to them all.

As I was reading Norma’s book, though, I kept thinking there were some inconsistencies. For a Muslim woman, any relationship with a Catholic man is forbidden, and Dalia was only horma aware that flouting this rule could cost her her life.

Want to Read saving…. I also liked this reading this book because it showed this close, sisterly friendship between Dalia and Norma. When police got a tip that a theft had taken place, they went to visit Mrs Baravikas.

Forbidden Love – Norma Khouri – Google Books

She produced a dossier of 73 errors, from forbiddsn of non-existent banknotes to factual mistakes concerning Jordan’s legal system. This book is just one big fat lie. A stark reminder of how love can easily sweep one off their feet, forgetting the religious boundaries.

But Norma always kept deep secrets. Questions about Khouri’s story surfaced almost immediately [1]as several readers wrote on message boards that much of the book didn’t ring true, and located 73 factual errors some of them basicanachronisms, and exaggerations e.

Despite the arguments over how realistic or fictitious this novel is, there are many true undertones such as, and primarily the main focus of the book on honor killings. It’s sad how this book preys on the Western World’s already existent misconceptions about the Arab World.


Honor Lost: Love And Death In Modern Day Jordan

Honor crimes still exist. I picked this book up at least 10 years ago in a second hand bookshop in Hay on Wye a. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She describes the murderers getting bail, which is not part of Forbodden law.

Although they barely even kissed, the strict Muslim codes that her family – like all of Jordan’s Islamic population – abide by mean that Dalia is murdered by her father and brothers to restore their honour. Maybe she needs to find some humility first though and make amends to those she has wronged and deceived.

Forbidden Love (novel) – Wikipedia

Australia has a long tradition of literary hoaxes. First, she convinced the woman to put her name on a safety deposit box that held cash and bonds.

D isappointment has driven me to give this book only one star borma I classified this book as a fiction regardless what the author claimed that this is a nonfiction; I could have given this book more than this normw the story is very touching and romantic love story, the Author is not a very wordy kind of author but I think the simplicity makes this book readable or is nkrma because the readers thought simplicity is a good way of telling a true story?

She signed Mrs Baravikas’s house into her own name, and then borrowed against it. She published it under the assertion that it is a nonfictional account of her friend although it had inaccurate descriptions of the Jordanian women’s hkouri and of the Jordanian suburbs and villages, and she wasn’t in Jordan during the time frame of the events of t For those who don’t know, this book is a literary hoax. Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with nofma family in Amman, Jordan. But they were deeply in love, and with the help of Dalia’s lifelong friend, Norma, with whom she ran a hair salon, they went to extraordinary lengths to meet in secret.


She has nothing to lose by coming out with the full truth about Dalia’s identity, and the sole reason that she hasn’t done so is because Dalia is fiction.

Aug 13, Alli rated it did not like it. Bagain makes errors in geography and currency. While it is obviously not perfect, it is a fascinating area of the world to study. Feb 27, Ranjana rated it really liked it Shelves: And, the author claiming it to be the truth just makes it a piece of trash.

The novelist Peter Carey’s latest work, My Life as a Fake, was based on the true story of two army officers in the s who fooled the country’s literary scene with the published work of an imaginary poet, Ern Malley. So after reading the book, I looked up Norma Khouri. It is a crime that effectively goes unpunished.

The book says that Dalia, a Muslim became friends with Khouri, a Catholic, and went on to start a hairdressing business, where, inshe met a client called Michael, a Christian army officer.