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    DescriptionWhen her poised and sophisticated yuppie assistant at the Cairo bureau of the "Wall Street Journal" suddenly 'adopted the uniform of a Muslim fundamentalist', Geraldine Brooks set out to discover the truth about women and Islam. Sometimes adopting a chador as camouflage, she was granted meetings (and often astonishingly intimate insights) by everyone from Queen Noor of Jordan to former Iranian President Rafsanjani's daughter. 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 rich tapestry of the different lives women lead under Islam, and a captivating and diverse portrait of a little known world.


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    Title
    Nine Parts of Desire
    Subtitle
    The Hidden World of Islamic Women
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geraldine Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141029405
    ISBN 10: 0141029404
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, JFSR2
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000, SOC048000
    DC22: 305.48
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010, SOC028000
    DC22: 305.48697
    BISAC V2.8: REL105000
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JBSR, QRVP7
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Geraldine Brooks is an award-winning author and journalist. She has written several books of fiction and non-fiction, including the international bestselling novel Year of Wonders and more recently March, which won the Pulitzer. She lives in rural Virginia.
    Review quote
    Fascinating, meticulously reported, and elegantly written Susan Faludi She takes us behind the veils and into the homes of women in every corner of the Middle East ... It is in her descriptions of her meetings that the book excels Observer