Monday, April 07, 2008
Nothing But Red is now available...
On the 7th of April 2007, Du'a Khalil was stoned & beaten to death in an honour killing precipitated by her relationship with a young shopkeeper. Some of her relatives were among those who participated in the killing, and the event was filmed on people's mobile phones resulting in world wide coverage of, and commentary on, her death.
Joss Whedon wrote an impassioned essay about this, and misogony in general, a month later. You can read it here
As a result, a group of volunteers decided that they would put together an anthology responding to Joss' essay and Du'a Khalil's death, with the proceeds for this going to the charity Equality Now. They called for contributions and got a significant response from people, myself included. (My piece is titled 'My Sister's Bones')
The anthology is called Nothing But Red, and it's available as an e-book or as a print book through Lulu as of today.
NBR website here
Lulu link here
Equality Now link here
Times article about Du'a here
IWPR report about Du'a here