Elaf Ali's book about honour repression: ”This book would have given me hope when I was young”
This spring her book about her life as she grew up was published. She would have liked to read just such a book when she was young. ”Then I could have felt hope that it would come to an end one day”.
”A lot of people associate honour norms with religion, but that is not true, we had honour norms long before we had today's religion.”Elaf Ali
The title of the book is 'Who said anything about love? Breaking away from honour repression'.
– This is the book I wish I'd been able to read when I was growing up. If I'd read it when I was 15 and my father was at his worst, I would have felt some hope that one dayb it would come to an end.
How can your book make a difference?
– We must begin to talk about it, all the time. A lot of people associate honour norms with religion, but that is not true, we had honour norms long before we had today's religion. My parents, for example, were not religious.
Book Festival – Elaf Ali one of the authors
3rd–4th September. Skåne's biggest book festival, has been held since 1999.
This year with the theme ”For better or worse”. With an audience at Kulturkvarteret and digital on other occasions.
Now you can see the whole of Friday's programme on Kristianstadsbladet's website too. First is Elaf Ali at 5:30 pm
Short story competition and workshop for young people. Read more at Kristianstad Bokfestival