In the Name of Honour (out of print)
'She has taken a sordid story of perennial poverty, gang rape and judicial brutality and inspired us... Mukhtar Mai is a hero'
- New York Times
Mukhtar Mai came to prominence in June 2002, when journalists in Pakistan first learned of her gang rape, punishment for an 'honour crime' allegedly committed by her brother, an offence for which there was never any proof. After the horrific rape, custom dictated that she would kill herself. But Mai defied custom. In an unprecedented act of courage, she took her rapists to court. Mukhtar Mai pitted herself against the system with extraordinary courage and strength of purpose.
Timely and topical, In the Name of Honour is the inspirational true story of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.
'It is because of the support of the world that I feel brave'
- Mukhtar Mai
Recipient of American Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year award for 2005, Mukhtar Mai built two schools in her village with her compensation money - the Mukhtar Mai School for Girls and the Farid Gujjar School for Boys. At 33, she is an eager pupil in her own school.