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Rana Dajani’s Five Scarves: Doing the Impossible—If We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Can’t We Redefine Success? is an exploration of the intersections between gender, race, religion, and science told through the eyes of one of the world’s leading Muslim women scientists. Dajani, a Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Hashemite University of Jordan, points to the 2006 di ...more
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Rawan
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall great read! Sounded more like a memoir for more than half the book, but took a nice turn in the end and tackled contemporary social issues like the intersections of religion, feminism, Muslim women, and Muslim women in STEM fields. There aren't many books written by established Muslim women in STEM, and that tie things to religion, so kudos to you! Definitely a role model! I also really liked the optimistic approach the author always took in addressing social problems and initiating soci ...more
Misa
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr Rana Dajani is a truly phenomenal human being and what an adventure to read about her life and the many facets it has! She brings a thoughtful and global perspective to the topics she covers and especially my perceptions about how women live in Arab societies were challenged. Through the writing, I could sense Dr Rana's humility, optimism and endless curiosity which inspired me to be more bold and confident in my own life. The only qualm I have is the pricing... (Luckily I borrowed the book f ...more
Noor Saadeh
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and incredibly inspiring! Highly recommend for anyone. Exciting to see this kind of thinking anywhere much less in Jordan. A great read for anyone, women of course, and young women, high school, college and up! Check out her Tedtalks!
Batir
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أكنّ احتراما وتفقديرا كبيرا للدكتورة رنا الدجاني، عالمة الأحياء الأردنية المعروفة وذات التأثير العلمي والاجتماعي الكبير على محيطها في الأردن والعالم. هذا الكتاب الممتع هو بمثابة رحلة ذاتية في سيرة حياة الدكتورة الدجاني والنجاح الذي حققته في حياتها العلمية والثقافية والمبادرات المهمة التي أطلقتها في تطوير التعاون العلمي ونوعية التعليم وحب القراءة وغيرها. عنوان الكتاب وهو الأوشحة الخمسة يعبر عن المهام الخمسة الأساسية التي تمارسها الدجاني وهي مهمة الأم والمعلمة والعالمة والرائدة الاجتماعية والناشطة ...more
Afnan
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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هناك مقولة شهيرة يرددها الكثير لغاندي يقول فيها "كن أنت التغيير الذي تريد أن تراه في العالم"، هذا الكتاب باختصار يُرينا نحن التغيير الذي أحدثته الدكتورة رنا الدجاني في العالم. حيث تعرّف عن نفسها من خلال أدوراها -أو أوشحتها كما تحب أن تقول- الخمسة: أم، معلمة، عالمة، رائدة اجتماعية وناشطة نسوية. وتروي في هذا الكتاب الذي أشبه مايكون بالسيرة الذاتية الممتعة رحلتها الخاصة والملهمة في العيش تحت هذه الأوشحة الخمسة.

تعرفت على الدكتورة رنا لأول مرة خلال استضافتها في بودكاست فنجان، والتي اعتبرها واحدة من ح
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Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
شعور بالفخر كان يملؤني وأنا أقرأ صفحات الكتاب، فالدكتورة رنا نموذج ملهم لكل الباحثين والعلماء والمفكرين، وأكثر ما ألهمني ليس ما وصلت إليه من مكانة علمية فدأب المجتهدين الوصول. إنما ما ألهمني إصرارها وعزيمتها على الدوام على فعل الصواب وبالطريقة الصحيحة.. وهو أمر ليس بالسهل والهين.. إلا أن العاقبة دائما تكون حميدة..
شكرا دكتورة رنا..
تدريسك لعلم الأحياء جعلت من طلابك أحياء، لا أناس على هامش الحياة🌷
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Rana Dajani is a Palestinian-Syrian-Jordanian molecular biologist, author, social entrepreneur, feminist and mother of four. She is Associate Professor at the Hashemite University in Jordan and a visiting professor at Yale and Cambridge. She has received both Fulbright and Eisenhower fellowships and most recently, she was a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2017-2018).

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