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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
As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780868246260
ISBN-10: 0868246263
Edition: Later Printing
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Publisher: Anchor / Random House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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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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A disturbing look at the Middle Eastern Muslim countries and their treatment of women. The author presents as balanced an account as is possible. If you're a woman or if you have a woman who is significant in your life, then you need to read this book. Highly recommended!
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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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