Uniquemuslimah is currently reading a book called “Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women” by Geraldine Brooks. I haven’t heard about the book before so I was eager to know more about it (didn’t I mention before how curious I can be sometimes! 🙂 ).
El mohem,,,, the book seems interesting,,, Brooks reports on the women throughout the Islamic world, focusing her wide-ranging interviews on the social, religious and political forces that have shaped their lives….. Her interviews ranged from the Queen of Jordan to a Palestinian woman who lived in with her husband, his second wife and all their children in a modest hut.
One of the interesting views I read in Amazone was that she was careful to distinguish various Muslim societies from one another, just as one sees huge differences among Christian countries. But interestingly, she identified Iran as a more progressive society in which women are permitted to work and participate in politics. And Egypt is described as having a lively, sensual culture that she believes will never be snuffed out by fundamentalists.
So this book is mainly targeting western readers who know very little about women in the middle east, but I think it is very important to see how an american journalist is seeing us, right?