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She was trapped behind the veil of hell

Attractive exucated in Oxdord, and a respected journalist, Cherry Mosteshar seemed the last woman likely to become a terrified Islamic bride; beaten if a wisp of hair showed from beneath her head scarf, forbidden from leaving the country without her husband's permission, and legally worth half a man.

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 19th 1995)
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What is passing for culture in the Middle East is puzzling and fascinating to Westerners, as the Koran is used to push women into sacks and back rooms, and this behavior is described as honoring and protecting womanhood. Mosteshar's story is interesting, althugh I admit I became a little irritated at some of her positions. She is honest about having been raised in a very priveleged lifestyle, but she did train to be a journalist. FOr that reason I expected her to be objective and rational in her ...more
Donna Kubiak
I could not understand how a strong willed woman could fall victim to a cruel Muslim man until I remembered all the women in the US who are victims of domestic's similar! I'm just glad she had the opportunity to go back to England; not all women in the middle east have that option.
Cherry Mosteshar
Well I did write it so I must love it
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