NINE PARTS OF DESIRE

Brooks, Geraldine

| 1995

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Geraldine Brook's Nine Parts of Desire is a fascinatingly rich portrait of a little-known world that lifts the veil on the lives of Islamic women This is the insightful, thought-provoking and at times humorous story of Geraldine Brooks' quest to discover the truth about women and Islam. From adopting a chador as camouflage to taking meetings with Queen Noor of Jordan and former Iranian President Rafsanjani's daughter, the author and journalist went undercover and deep into the heart of another culture. She met with Palestinians protesting about 'honour killings' for adultery and sheltered girls transformed into warriors by the Emirates' armed forces. Throughout the Middle East, Brooks was invited into the homes and lives of these women where she found real stories that overturn western stereotypes. Fair-minded and often revelatory, Nine Parts of Desire is an extraordinarily...

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Josefine Ejebjrk

2011-10-24

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Brooks spenderade mycket tid i mellanstern och hon frsker att ge en inblick till kvinnorna som lever dr. Hon r en duktig journalist och ven om boken r lite daterad (redan innan The Arab Spring) r den nd lsvrd.

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Jenny Dyrn

2011-02-08

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Bra beskrivet om hur vrlden fungerar fr mnga muslimska kvinnor. Antar att hon varit vldigt frsiktig att kritisera d det kan vara frenat med livsfara. Mycket intressant lsning.

Victoria G

2009-06-13

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Intressant men inte heltckande. Man anar att det finns s mnga fler infallsvinklar n de frfattaren tar upp men det blir inte mer n aningar. Men ger en viss grund att st p nr det gller arabvrldens och Islams historia och kultur.