Cover of: Nine parts of desire | Geraldine Brooks

Nine parts of desire

the hidden world of Islamic women

1st ed.

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

With a New Afterword. 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. 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.48/6971
Library of Congress
HQ1170 .B76 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination
255 p. ;
Number of pages
255

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1093124M
Internet Archive
ninepartsofdesir00broo
ISBN 10
0385475764
LC Control Number
94017496
Library Thing
2757
Goodreads
1045444
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