I have edited this letter below to protect the identity and originator of the sender. I’m grateful that the book “UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil on My Trail” is bringing a social awareness to an epidemic in many parts of the world. The original letter has been translated from the sender’s original language into English. Again, to protect the identity of the sender. I know it’s said if you’re an author do not get involved in political issues. I personally, do not consider stalking someone a political issue but a human right issue. Everyone has the right to be free and safe from harm. I learned a few things from this letter about the lives of others that I didn’t know. I selected the picture above to honor the story told below because to me the cold snow symbolized the coldness and callousness of the human heart. But the beauty of the flower symbolizes the goodness of the human heart where hope still lives and flourish.
I won’t state my country but first I would like to thank you for sending me a free book and allowing me to post here especially with it being so close to your major holiday. Allowing me to post here in hope that people will take their heads out of the sand dunes and see that all lives aren’t as pacifically as their own.
What made “Unholy Pursuit: The Devil on My Trail” catch fire in many advanced, but culturally deprived of human right nations is the women could relate to what the author is saying. The chilling, bone shaking similarity of the plights of women in my country trying to stay alive and the plight of the main protagonist of this novel is so close that I was very much surprise an American is able to accurately describe it; with your country being the only true beacon of light in this dark world. The author is able to describe something dreadful and cruel, so accurately. Most books from your country describes fear and being hunted so trivially that one can see easily the author do not know what real fear is. They view fear and horror as a mere entertainment tool.
I am aware the story is fictional, or is it? I do not know. I suspect or rather know the spiritual aspect of the story is fictional but who knows? Those who know about spiritual things know that many of these things actual exist. They know that true evil is very real.
The book “Unholy Pursuit: The Devil on My Trail,” is not about the things I assumed most people may think from reading the title. Many women in my country can relate to this novel. They know a lot about trying to escape abusive male relatives (husbands are the closest relatives and owners in my country) and honor killings are the punishment for fleeing an abusive relationship. It’s never viewed as abuse. It’s viewed as his God given right to adjust your wanton ways.
With husbands being relatives and owners in my country is why I do not understand the American glam of promoting of marriage as if it is a fairy tale when American women are free to choose the path of their lives. In my country, you aren’t free to choose when, whom, and if you’ll wed. Only a few women like the daughters of prominent men are allowed this luxury. From the day a woman is reported to have made the passage from girlhood to womanhood she becomes a commodity which is to be kept in the highest virtues and arrangements are often made to wed someone as early as 8-12. If she dares do the least thing consciously or unconsciously to violate the religious cryptographs, there’s a very real possibly there can be an honor killing. She’s erased from the family’s history as if she never existed. Some fathers who love their daughters protect them from such honor killings. But the women are communal stunned for the rest of their lives and often only lives as long as their fathers are alive. Brothers or next of kin in line with authority over her are allowed to kill her upon the death of her fathers shall the dishonor be remembered as too great to bear. The girls freed from terrorist groups has merely leaped from one scorn to another. If their dishonor grow great enough they will be killed.
For those who try to escape there’s a very unholy pursuit of them into the cities and country side to bring them back or it maybe decided to kill them when found. It’s all backed by the governments, tribal, and religious leaders. Their pursuit and propogandist campaign of belittling often destroys her before the blade or stones does. They’ll turn a child in for persecution. She is accused by a monster who is real and held in esteem in the community. The accusers are unholy monsters and still believe they’re righteous in the eyes of God.
I know the book wasn’t written for this purpose and the author probably didn’t have this agenda in mind when he or she wrote it but I’m grateful that God moved their heart to write about what relentless, pure evil pursuit does to a person. There are parents who love their daughters and try to help them escape these horrible plights. Much of what is written in this book is what their lives are like when they attempt to escape. How they are forced to live much like animals until they can escape to a free nation. Many do not make it to a free nation.
Those who said you are like Harper Lee. They are right. You are like Harper Lee. A literary work is a remarkable success not by the rating beside it on the internet but by how many lives it touched, saves and encourages when those suffering sees no way out of the darkness. That is what make this a memorable work not the world’s idea of rating list. If you decided to post my letter please title it-what makes a book memorable? Human Rights. Thank you.