Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

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Description

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.

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

Anchor Books

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

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