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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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This book is likely the best introduction to the world of women under islam. It has a bit of everything, well balanced and written with clarity of thought. From history to modern times, Geraldine looks at the world with critical but unbiased mind and reports on the lives of women in S.Arabia, Iran, Kurdistan, Syria, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan......

She interviews men and women, villagers, guerrillas, rulers... people of all background, all in an attempt to give a reader a window into this world which often fascinate westerners. But she goes a bit further and puts the little stories into context of culture, history and politics, a westerner is unlikely to see or comprehend because they are so far from their norm.

She does not shy away from touchy subjects and yet keeps her book fairly short, which makes this book great read for anyone, man, woman, teen. Enjoy!