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Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Nine Parts of Desire The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Author: Geraldine Brooks
An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression.
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ISBN-13: 9780385475778
ISBN-10: 0385475772
Publication Date: 12/1/1995
Pages: 272
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Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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the author spent 6 years covering the Middle East and this is her story of learning about the Islamic women. it is a difficult at times but fascinating when she speaks of women's rights,education and marriage.
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Fascinating book about women in the Islamic world. I would highly recommend it to anyone! It was a great read packed with a lot of information that was given in an easy to read format.
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This is an incredible book about how some Muslim women are oppressed. A very eye-opening read.
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Nine Parts of Desire was Geraldine Brooks' first book. I wish she would write an update of it, but there is so much which has not changed in these last 17 years that this is still very timely.
It is written in her very readable award-winning style. This goes deeply into the Islamic culture and tells why both men and women want this covered dress style to continue. She is an excellent researcher and reporter. The people she has encountered are very interesting. I highly recommend this.
Of interest just this last week was a news story of Saudi women who hold international drivers' licences who staged another "demonstration". It is strange that women can not drive but have unrelated hired male drivers. So many countries require women to be chaperoned by a male relative in public.
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Wonderful, thought provoking, educational, exciting ... everything I love in a great book and found in this one. Prizewinning foreign journalist Geraldine Brooks examines the daily life of Muslim women.
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