Category: Forced Marriage

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Creative Writing: Fragments

“What can you remember from that time?” asks Linda, gently. Henna shuts her eyes briefly and involuntarily flinches. Trying to open up that memory box is painful: the process of trying to remember hurts as much as the newly uncovered memories themselves. In that room with the wooden shutters pulled...

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Review: Murdered by my Father (BBC 3)

Warning: this post contains spoilers (although the title gives it away tbh) The recently aired BBC 3 drama Murdered by my Father is an incredibly powerful depiction of the circumstances in which ‘honour’-based violence takes place. Screenwriter Vinay Patel developed the story following detailed consultation with specialist support charity IKWRO (the Iranian and...