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Nine Parts of Desire

The Hidden World of Islamic Women

by Geraldine Brooks b.1955

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Published by Doubleday .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages255
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Open LibraryOL7440088M
ISBN 100385475764
ISBN 109780385475761

Geraldine Brooks is the author of four novels, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Marchand the international bestsellers Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.. Her most recent novel, Caleb’s Crossing, was the winner of the New England Book Award for .   This is what the blurb of Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women promises the reader. Australian author Geraldine Brooks, who wrote the book based on her coverage of the Middle East while working as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, went to ‘live among the women of Islam’.4/5(1).

  Nine Parts of Desire: the play. The play, Nine Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo, is based on Brooks’ book of the same name. The drama deals with the plight of Iraqi women, especially during times of war. Raffo visited Iraq in and interviewed several women. The title refers to Shiite founder Ali's proclamation that "Almighty God created sexual desire in ten parts; then he gave nine parts to women and one to men." Given women's incredible sexuality, restrictions are needed to preserve the welfare and stability of society. Telling anecdotes delve into the ways Islamic women cope with such restrictions.

  Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks is a book which should be approached with an open mind and heart. I have an uncle who gave up reading it because he just could not handle it.   Geraldine Brooks is the author of three works of non-fiction. Her first book, Nine Parts of Desire, is a rich and riveting account of her six years living among the women of the Muslim mideast. Foreign Correspondence is a memoir of an Australian childhood enriched by penpals from around the globe, and her adult quest to find them.


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Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks b.1955 Download PDF EPUB FB2

The English title, "Nine Parts of Desire", refers to an alleged saying that if God had divided sexual desire in ten parts, He had given nine of them to women. The book tries to penetrate the "hidden" world of muslim women. I enjoyed the fact of knowing that the journalist who had conducted that field research was a Jew.4/5.

Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.

Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates Cited by: Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women Geraldine Brooks, Knopf Doubleday pp.

ISBN Summary Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women is the story of Brook's intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that. Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.

Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates /5(). WRMEA, Aprilpg. 70 Book Review Nine Parts of Desire Geraldine Brooks.

Doubleday Publishing, Inc.,pp. (paper). List: $ 95; AET: $9. Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks’s intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.

Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks’s acute analysis of the world’s fastest growing religion deftly. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars.

Nine Parts of Desire: The Nine Parts of Desire book World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Bro ratings, average rating, 1, reviews Open Preview Nine Parts of Desire Cited by: Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.

Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates.

Nine Parts of Desire tends to concentrate on those countries where the author spent the most time and had Muslim women friends, namely Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon and even Palestine. CONCLUSION Nine Parts of Desire is a laconic, well written book of pages/5().

Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks details, as the subtitle says, the HIdden World of Islamic Women. Brooks is an Australian reporter who spent the late 80s and early 90s doing a lot of Middle East reporting, and spent a lot of time with Muslim women in various Middle Eastern countries at a time when fundamentalism was on the rise and had already triumphed Cited by: This is what the blurb of Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women promises the reader.

Australian author Geraldine Brooks, who wrote the book based on her coverage of the Middle East while working as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, went to ‘live among the women of Islam’.

A well-crafted, absorbing account of Islamic women's lives as seen through the eyes of a secular-minded, Australian-born feminist journalist. Wall Street Journal Middle East correspondent Brooks describes with sensitivity and clarity her conversations and relationships with Islamic women, from the blue-jean-clad, American-born queen of Jordan to a devout Palestinian who shares her.

About Nine Parts of Desire. INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER – Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks’ thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism.

Brooks's first book, Nine Parts of Desire (), based on her experiences among Muslim women in the Middle East, was an international bestseller, translated into 17 languages.

The discovery that the Islam texts and prophets words have been manipulated to ensure the suppression of women. The book is actually called "Nine Parts of Desire" because the prophet Ali declares that god created desire in 10 parts and gave 9 parts to women.

An interesting fact given most of these stories show the limitations put on these women. nine parts of desire Download nine parts of desire or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get nine parts of desire book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women Geraldine Brooks, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

Free download or read online Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Geraldine Brooks.

The book was published in multiple languages including, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this non fiction, religion story are.4/5.

Geraldine Brooks is the author of four novels, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Marchand the international bestsellers Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

Her most recent novel, Caleb’s Crossing, was the winner of the New /5(73). Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women is the story of Brook's intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.

In fundamentalist Iran, Brooks finagles an invitation to tea with the ayatollah's widow - and discovers that Mrs. Khomeini dyes her hair.4/5(29). The Nine Parts of Desire. The title for this story is taken from the book "The Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women" by Geraldine Brooks.

Disclaimer: In the words of the great Phoebe Buffay: "Not-not-mine, not-not-mine, not-not-mine." Part One: The First Month.9 Parts of Desire is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Special thanks to Geraldine Brooks for the inspiration of her book Nine Parts of Desire.

9 Parts of Desire is presented with support from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts TIME: September, File Size: 1MB. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, by Geraldine Brooks, is a book that I wish I'd read a couple of years ago.

My book club (and I) read March - Brooks' Pulitzer prize-winning novel - this year, and I really enjoyed it (despite the fact that I never liked Little Women all that much), but I thought that Nine Parts of Desire was every bit as good as .