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Menstruation: A Novel

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Explores contemporary themes related to sexuality, self-realization and repression within a conservative religious framework and the ways people are able to reconcile themselves with a changing world.
Paperback, 140 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Saqi Books
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AmandaJuliana_*
Sep 18, 2016 AmandaJuliana_* rated it it was amazing
This book was so much more than about a group of people fighting strict sexual constraints within their single-minded society, it was about liberation. Makes you think about us as not just "people", but as Human Beings, Mankind, Living-breathing organisms that are intricate in every sense of the word. Makes you think about what Sex means for us, what is does to us, how, if used horrendously, can destroy our very beings, but if used an a word and image that means the complete opposite, can revive ...more
Maria Beltrami
Un romanzo discreto, con un po' troppa carne al fuoco, così che un bel po' di spunti interessanti si perdono per strada, a cominciare dalla stravagante dote del protagonista, che non solo classifica i flussi mestruali delle donne con cui viene in contatto, ma è in grado di stabilire "a naso" il grado di felicità.
Il focus sul sangue mestruale è quasi incomprensibile per un occidentale, che non conosce i rigidi precetti che governano le due religioni bibliche in merito alla purità della donna dura
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Nov 26, 2007 Jessica rated it really liked it
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A very odd and honest little book about the constraints and sexual repression of Islamic society in Syria. The narrative can be quite graphic as exemplified by the main character, Hasan, who has the ability to smell women's menstruation and distinguish between different women by the smell.

The story switches back and forth between several characters who are trying to find their sexual identity in a society that doesn't let them openly do so.

This book is probably not for everyone, but was an int
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Furi Curi
Oct 02, 2008 Furi Curi rated it it was ok
Well, as a novel, its so-so, if not a bit terrible. But as for inunciating sexy trash on my mind, it was simply great.
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Ammar Abdulhamid, Arabic عمار عبد الحميد , is a writer born in Syria, who holds a Bachelor Degree in History from the University of Wisconsin.

Ammar Abdulhamid is a liberal Syrian pro-democracy activist whose anti-regime activities led to his exile in September of 2005. He currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Khawla Yusuf, and their children, Oula and Mouhanad. He is the found
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