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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
Title variation
9 parts of desire
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1996.
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155428
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
305.48/6971
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.6
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Women in the Qurʼan
  • Women in the Hadith
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Women in the Hadith
  • Women in the Qurʼan
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
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the hidden world of Islamic women
Label
Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine Brooks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The holy veil -- 2. Whom no man shall have deflowered before them -- 3. Here come the brides -- 4. The prophet's women -- 5. Converts -- 6. Jihad is for women, too -- 7. A queen -- 8. The getting of wisdom -- 9. Risky business -- 10. Politics, with and without a vote -- 11. Muslim women's games -- 12. A different drummer -- Conclusion: Beware of the dogma
Control code
1080799
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780385475778
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
94017496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385475778
  • (OCoLC)30518249
Label
Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The holy veil -- 2. Whom no man shall have deflowered before them -- 3. Here come the brides -- 4. The prophet's women -- 5. Converts -- 6. Jihad is for women, too -- 7. A queen -- 8. The getting of wisdom -- 9. Risky business -- 10. Politics, with and without a vote -- 11. Muslim women's games -- 12. A different drummer -- Conclusion: Beware of the dogma
Control code
1080799
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780385475778
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
94017496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385475778
  • (OCoLC)30518249

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