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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks 0385475772 9780385475778
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With a new afterword As a prizewinning foreign correspondent forThe 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.Nine Parts of Desireis the story of Brooks intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks acute analysis of the worlds fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islams holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith.

Author: Geraldine Brooks

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 255

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 1995-12-01

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