Nine Parts of Desire
The Hidden World of Islamic Women
ISBN10: 0385475772 ISBN13: 9780385475778 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Jan 1 1996 Pages: 255 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
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
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.