A marriage was arranged for Khalida Brohi before she was even born. Her own cousin was the victim of an honour killing. But Khalida's father wanted her to be the first girl in her village to go to school.
Growing up in tribal Pakistan, Khalida Brohi knew of several honor killings of women in her village. Her cousin's death motivated Brohi to become an activist. Brohi's new memoir is 'I Should Have Honor.' Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Blaze,' directed by Ethan Hawke. And during the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry's opponents used falsehoods to attack his military record. The former secretary of state reflects on that campaign — and on the current state of American politics — in his memoir, 'Every Day is Extra.'
Growing up in tribal Pakistan, Khalida Brohi knew of several honor killings of women in her village. When she was just 14 years old, Brohi's cousin Khadija was murdered by their uncle because she fell in love with a man who was not her betrothed. Her death motivated Brohi to become a women's rights activist. Brohi's new memoir is 'I Should Have Honor.' Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Lake Success' by novelist Gary Shteyngart.
In this episode of THIS IS THE AUTHOR meet activist Khalida Brohi, poet Kevin Young, and bestselling writer and journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas. You’ll hear about stories from all over the world from the “voiceless” women in Pakistan, to the voices of one’s childhood, to the heartfelt letters of everyday Americans. Plus, learn why poetry, like song, is meant to be shared out loud. Enjoy.
I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi : http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/536847/i-should-have-honor/
Brown by Kevin Young: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/553753/brown/
To Obama by Jeanne Marie Laskas: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/564583/to-obama/