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Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
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Jul 27, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Adrianne by: Liz
Read in July, 2008

This was a VERY interesting book! It was published in 1995 though so its probably a little outdated (hopefully things have gotten better since then but from what I've seen on the news I'm guessing its probably just gotten worse). In this book Geraldine Brooks travels all over the Middle East (as an international reporter) making friends with all sorts of women who's lives are affected by Islamic laws, misogynistic men, and resurgent fundamentalism. Although sometimes she talks about dates that are before I was even born the situations are still relevant to understanding Islamic countries and why the people there act the way they do and how they have skewed the Koran to mean what they want it to. This book was very insightful and made me extremely thankful for the life I have.
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