The Resource Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine Brooks

Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine Brooks

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Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women
Title
Nine parts of desire
Title remainder
the hidden world of Islamic women
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women is the story of Brook's 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. In fundamentalist Iran, Brooks finagles an invitation to tea with the ayatollah's widow - and discovers that Mrs. Khomeini dyes her hair. In Saudi Arabia, she eludes the severe segregation of the sexes and attends a bacchanal, laying bare the hypocrisy of this austere, male-dominated society. In war-torn Ethiopia, she watches as a female gynecologist repairs women who have undergone genital mutilation justified by a distorted interpretation of Islam. In villages and capitals throughout the Middle East, she finds that a feminism of sorts has flowered under the forbidding shroud of the chador as she makes other startling discoveries that defy our stereotypes about the Muslim world
  • Nine Parts of Desire is much more than a captivating work of firsthand reportage; it is also an acute analysis of the world's fastest-growing religion, deftly illustrating how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify the repression of women. It was, after all, the Shiite leader Ali who proclaimed that "God created sexual desire in ten parts, then gave nine parts to women."
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
305.48/6971
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1170
LC item number
.B76 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Women in the Koran
  • Women in the Hadith
  • Vrouwen
  • Islamieten
Label
Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine Brooks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036802630
Label
Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine Brooks
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036802630

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