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Ayaan verzameld : essays en toespraken
Van haar beroemde pleidooi na 9/11, 'laat ons niet in de steek. Gun ons een Voltaire', tot en met haar afscheidsspeech na de paspoortaffaire, 'Ik ben Ayaan'- Ayaan verzameld bevat alle essays, artikelen en toespraken die Ayaan Hirsi Ali eerder publiceerde in De Zoontjesfabriek, De Maagdenkooi en Submission, aangevuld met verspreide, niet eerder gebundelde stukken.
paperback, 270 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Uitgeverij Augustus
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May 18, 2009 Angela marked it as back-burner
Recommends it for: SD feminist book club readers along with "the Veil and the Male Elite"
I just finished de Maagdenkooi (the English version is called "The Caged Virgin"), the middle part of the collection, as a sort of counterpoint to Fatima Mernissi. It isn't exactly that - Hirsi Ali even mentiones Mernissi in the book, and not unfavorably - and it isn't nearly as anti-Islam as I was expecting. She makes a lot of good points but much of the book assumes a very adversarial relationship within Muslim families that I have never observed among the emigrants of Muslim countries whose a ...more
"Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Somali: Ayaan Xirsi Cali; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Dutch feminist, writer, and politician. She is the estranged daughter of the Somali scholar, politician, and revolutionary opposition leader Hirsi Magan Isse. She is a prominent critic of Islam, and her screenplay for Theo Van Gogh's movie Submission led to death threats. Since van Gogh' ...moreMore about Ayaan Hirsi Ali...