Fadia Faqir on My Name Is Salma
Today, victims of honor crimes are dumped in unmarked graves without any funeral services. Their families bury their life histories with them and repress any acts of remembrance. This novel celebrates the life of one faceless victim of honor crimes and is a humble attempt to give her a name, a voice, and a life. One day the civil code that allows for such crimes will be replaced by a humane and egalitarian law. One day we shall build a mausoleum in the center of many capitals and inscribe on it the names of women who were senselessly murdered. One day the spirits of the victims shall return home where they belong, shall return to our hearts and minds.