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Nine Parts of Desire

Paperback|Feb 1996
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"Powerful and enlightening... Brooks presents stunning vignettes of Muslim women... and carefully distinguishes misogyny and oppressive cultural traditions from what she considers the true teachings of the Koran." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLYAs a prizewinning foreign correspondent for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Geraldine...


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"Powerful and enlightening... Brooks presents stunning vignettes of Muslim women... and carefully distinguishes misogyny and oppressive cultural traditions from what she considers the true teachings of the Koran." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLYAs a prizewinning foreign correspondent for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Geraldine BRooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women. NINE PARTS OF DESIRE is the story of Brooks' 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. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and pwer have warped the original message of a once liberating faith."There has been nothing finer on the subject from a Western observer... she looks at it from the heart... mixing historical perspective with piercingly observed journalism." -- NEWSDAY"Avoids both the sensational and the stereotypical... insightful... a valid, entertaining account of women in the Muslim world." --NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"A rare look at a significant segment of the world's population that literally has been cloaked in mystery for generations." -- SEATTLE TIMES
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Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction, "Nine Parts of Desire" & "Foreign Correspondence". A former war correspondent, her writing has appeared in "The Wall Street Journal", "The New York Times", & "The Washington Post". She lives in Waterford, Virginia.

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