Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women


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The New Yorker-Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated 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) ...

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Nov 8, 2012

definitively enjoyed her style

Very informative book on how men want to control women in the islamic society through the use of religion,

William B

Jan 6, 2011

Nine Parts Desire

Informative read. A good view of women from other cultures.


Jul 2, 2009


An telling look behind the scenes into the Muslim world, by an excellent writer. Based on long time personal experience, the author shows what life is like in the Muslim world for women, in real terms. Given the state of world affairs, more westerners should read books such as this to understand the background and reality of Muslim life.

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