Anna's Reviews > Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine  Brooks
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
1450333
's review
Oct 21, 08


Given this book is 13 years old, I wish I'd read it when it first came out. Very well-written mix of personal vignettes and factual investigation. I kept wondering what my niece, who converted to Islam five years ago, would think of it. As an atheist, I find it hard to understand faith in general but Islam seems a particularly strange religion for women to adopt given the misogyny that has collected, hardened and been disseminated through the hadith over the centuries.

On a separate point, I find Brooks' output amazingly eclectic, she has written so much and so wonderfully in such a wide range of genres.
2 likes · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Nine Parts of Desire.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.