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Politics
Author: Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0140244654
Subcategory: Anthropology
Pages 272 pages
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd (March 28, 1996)
Language English
Category: Politics
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by Geraldine Brooks


Geraldine Brooks spent two years as a Middle East news correspondent, covering the death of Khomeini and the like. She also learned a lot about what it's like for Islamic women today.

Geraldine Brooks spent two years as a Middle East news correspondent, covering the death of Khomeini and the like. Brooks' book is exceedingly well-done-she knows her Islamic lore and traces the origins of today's practices back to Mohammed's time. Personable and very readable, Brooks takes us through the women's back door entrance of the Middle East for an unusual and provocative view. From Publishers Weekly.

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (1994) is a non-fiction book by Australian journalist Geraldine Brooks, based on her experiences among Muslim women of the Middle East. The book deals with cultural and religious practices, describes positive as well as negative experiences, and in parts is critical of cultural practices related to the oppression of women.

Nine Parts of Desire book. 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. Nine Parts of Desire is the stoDesire With a New Afterword.

It was, after all, the Shiite leader Ali who proclaimed that God created sexual desire in ten parts, then gave nine parts to women

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Womenis 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. In fundamentalist Iran, Brooks finagles an invitation to tea with the ayatollahs widowand discovers that Mrs. Khomeini dyes her hair. It was, after all, the Shiite leader Ali who proclaimed that God created sexual desire in ten parts, then gave nine parts to women.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women is the story of Brook's 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. In fundamentalist Iran, Brooks finagles an invitation to tea with the ayatollah's widow - and discovers that Mrs.

Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the 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.

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This captivating book analyzes how the religious oppression towards women in Islam culture has been distorted in many ways

This captivating book analyzes how the religious oppression towards women in Islam culture has been distorted in many ways. Translated by Hwang Seong Won.

Women’s Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women, Geraldine. 1st ed. p. cm. 1. Muslim women. Articles and Speeches Delivered at the First International Congress on Woman and World Islamic Revolution. Published in the United States by Anchor Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

This is a study of Islamic women, and of the often contradictory political, religious and cultural forces that shape their lives. The book examines Iran, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Jordan and the Middle East. It argues that there is feminism amongst Islamic women, and reveals other startling discoveries that defy western stereotypes about the Muslin world. This study offers an acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion, and illustrates how Islam's holy texts have been used to justify the repression of women.
Mavegelv
I am reading all of Geraldine Brooks' books. The first two were novels so it's hard to compare, except to say that her "story-telling" style is consistent and one never feels they are "reading history". I am learning a lot. That said...I am not finding it moving forward very quickly. I might attribute this to the fact that it is non-fiction, but having just read Just Mercy (also nonfiction) and flown through it, I would say that this book gets a tiny bit bogged down in delivering background info, but not enough to dissuade me from highly recommending it. When Ms. Brooks concentrates on individual stories it is very compelling. If you wonder about what motivates orthodox Islamic women to wear a burka, if you want to know what their home life is like, if you think of them as uneducated or unmodern, if you want to feel connected somehow....the information here will surprise you. You will likely, as I have, re-evaluate what you believed to be true.
Kirizius
Our women's book club had a very interesting discussion about this book, which taught us many new things about the Moslem world. I think we all came away with a better understanding of the lives of women and their families in the Near East. The only problem is that the book was written in the mid 1990's and so much has happened in the world since then that we all wished there was an updated version!
Samuhn
This book was published over 10 years ago so I assume that it is a bit outdated. I am afraid that the conditions for Islamic women have mostly gotten worse than described. I am also going to assume the ratings for this book varied widely. Some were probably so vile that they had to be blocked and other ratings may have been overly idealistic and condemning of the religion vs. traditions of the Islamic countries, some of which are still very much backwards (to those of us in the west).
I found the book packed with vital, interesting, balanced information regarding religious practices in various Islamic countries. The author manages to cover the differences of attitudes and the attempts to make progress. She does a good job of explaining why some women, in the spirit of religious fever and anti-Western sentiment chose to start wearing a veil and even covering themselves from head to foot. It is hard for us in the west to accept this.
There is an good understandable discussion of the Koran and it is interpreted to require more seclusion and abuse that the prophet Mohammed required. Though I must state, the book is written by a woman who converted to Judaism. I assume that makes her statements unacceptable to many people who might read this.
This is a scholarly book with readable history of the Islamic countries and the various rulers of those countries. It also gave a good political analysis of how Western actions have helped increase fundamental fever rather than stop it (our misguided attempts have backfired). I also back came a conclusion that I had before I read the book. The only way Islamic women are going to gain some freedom from abuse is for them to find ways to lead their own people. Islamic men need to help and slowly they might make strides. I also had to resist injecting my own values into the reading of this - it was next to impossible but I did try.
The book does a fairly good job of describing the main branches of Islamic traditions and why they came about. I knew that there were two but did not know about the many sub branches and related traditions. Finally there is a wonderful section about women athletics and the competition of Islamic women from Russian dominated countries (fairly liberal) to those from traditionally conservative Islamic areas (little training available.)
I have a few minor negative comments. 1) the dictionary of terms is not go far enough. For instance there is a reference to a woman who is a Druse but nowhere was there an explanation of what a Druse is. 2) I would have liked a better understand what the term jihad really means to Islam. Many people believe all Muslims want to kill us. I think this is hardly true. But I would have like a deeper discussion of that point and similar attitudes to the west.
3) I would have liked to see a timeline on the progress of Islam and the major conflicts with Christianity as well as persecution from Judaism and other religions.
Flas
This book is as topical today as it was in 1995 when has written. This is the author's accounting of Muslin women in different parts of the world from Paris to Jordan to Eritrea, interspersed with information about Islam which while it is not comprehensive, informs the stories within the book. Ms. Brooks wrote The Wall Street Journal and covered the Middle East. Her insights into the lives and cultures of these women is really fascinating and illuminating. I think is important especially today, because there is such a rush to judgement about what Islam is, so much misunderstanding. This isn't written with rose colored glasses either. I didn't feel as if there was any agenda, politically especially but rather a glimpse into a complex world. Very much recommend. Not a heavy read either.
Uaoteowi
The journalist spent years with dozens of Muslim women in multiple countries. The descriptions of rich, poor and middle class women's lives show a variability far beyond what I would have guessed. Historical paragraphs show how Profit Muhammad's revelations and activities have affected the lives of women 14 centuries later. The author explains how the differing religious opinions provide a myriad of rules that vary from place to place.
I know more now than I did when I started, but understand less.
Drelahuginn
I thought it was an excellent book setting out to understand cultures so different to mine. What was very interesting was the differences that exist in each of the nine countries. I again I appreciated living in a country where 'democracy' rules and I have the freedom to walk where I want, drive where I want, do what I want, vote, access medical care and make my own decisions
Risteacor
Facinating insde look at the women in arab countries, the different customs;different degrees of covering up and most interesting where this oractice really cae from. Women are nearly slaves there. Sold at 9 or 10 to a husband who probably has no interest in her except as his property. Very sad.
This book is obviously a bit dated but I never the less found it fascinating. While reading it you can see the slow rising of Issis and how this seemingly minority group eventually rises to control whole countries using nothing more than fear and horrific violence. I am so grateful to have had the chance to read and learn from this book. My views of women in the Middle East are forever changed.