When is Non-Fiction Just Made Up

Dr Therese Taylor, a lecturer in contemporary history at Charles Sturt University, has published an article in the latest issue of "The Diplomat" arguing that Burned Alive by Souad, an account by an anonymous Palestinian woman who tells of being set alight by her brother-in-law for falling pregnant out of wedlock, is a work of fiction.

According to a report in "The Australian", Dr Taylor attempted to contact the author in order to verify some of the details in the book. These attempts were resisted and Dr Taylor has reached the conclusion that the book is a work of fiction rather than a factual account. This is all very reminiscent of the problems with Forbidden Love by Norma Khouri which was "outed" as fiction last year.

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