Nine Parts of Desire: the Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks
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With a New AfterwordAs 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. Nine Parts of Desire is 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 world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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- Book Haven (NZ)
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- Nine Parts of Desire: the Hidden World of Islamic Women
- Geraldine Brooks
- Book condition
- Used - Fair
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- Anchor 1995 Paperback
- Place of Publication
- New York, New York, U.s.a.
- This edition first published
- Biography, Non-Fiction, Religious_and_Spirituality, Womens
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