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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date January 1, 1996
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385475778
ISBN-10 0385475772
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism.

"Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York Times

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 power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith.

As 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.



Editions
Hardcover
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1 edition from Doubleday (January 1, 1995)
9780385475761 | details & prices | 255 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $22.95
About: An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression
Paperback
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1 edition from Anchor Books (January 1, 1996)
9780385475778 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Bolinda Audio (September 25, 2012)
9781743117880 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.99
About: 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.
Mp3 una edition from Bolinda Audio (September 25, 2012)
9781743117897 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $19.99
About: 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.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (August 30, 2004); titled "The Nine Parts Of Desire: The Hidden World Of Islamic Women"
9780606300025 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $23.50
About: An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (January 1, 1996)
9781417636303 | details & prices | 5.75 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.90
About: An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression

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