Book Review of Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women
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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.