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Book Review of Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women
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Absolutely one of the most mesmerizing & informative books I've read on rituals, conditions, & THE HIDDEN WORLD of ISLAMIC WOMEN. I found a high percentage of no tenderness, caring, or love, (defined by those of us living outside of Islam). Where it seems again, the woman exists with no way out of this oppressive cultural tradition and warped original message of faith.

Ms. Brooks has lived her research for this book and has shared what she has learned with those of us who are curious about the Hidden World of Islamic Women. I actually feared for her being there so long that she would face harm herself. All the while knowing of course, she did come home safely to share what she has learned. Being the good, the bad, & the ugly.

This book was quite a fascinating experience & I'm glad that I read it. It was a thought provoker that's for sure. Made me thankful over and over again for the most minute privileges I take for granted every day.

Nine Parts of Desire covers the religious cultures, expectations, and daily lives of females of Islam. Old and modern. The book is upsetting, and sad, but will leave you oh so glad to live in America.