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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Nine parts of desire.
New York : Anchor Books, 1995
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|ISBN:||0385475764 : 9780385475761|
|Description:||255 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The holy veil --
2. Whom no man shall have deflowered before them --
3. Here come the brides --
4. The prophet's women --
5. Converts --
6. Jihad is for women, too --
7. A queen --
8. The getting of wisdom --
9. Risky business --
10. Politics, with and without a vote --
11. Muslim women's games --
12. A different drummer --
Conclusion: Beware of the dogma.
Nine Parts of Desire is much more than a captivating work of firsthand reportage; it is also an acute analysis of the world's fastest-growing religion, deftly illustrating how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify the repression of women. It was, after all, the Shiite leader Ali who proclaimed that "God created sexual desire in ten parts, then gave nine parts to women."