Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women


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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 ...

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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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