Nine parts of desire

Its interesting that most of the rules concerning muslim women cant be traced back to the prophet, infact, we are told in ch. As an australian american and an experienced foreign correspondent, brooks thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of. It was extensively researched over a period of six years, presenting much new information on the lives of islamic women from a western journalists point of view. Nine parts of desire by geraldine brooks details, as the subtitle says, the hidden world of islamic 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. Pdf trauma and testimony in heather raffos nine parts. The hidden world of islamic women brooks, geraldine on. The debate over the necessity of article nine is one of the most disputed arguments in the country. Nine parts of desire quotes showing of 75 while i would champion any campaign to support muslim women who do not wish to cover. Nine parts of desire spokane county library district. Trauma and testimony in heather raffos nine parts of desire. The title refers to shiite founder alis proclamation that almighty god created sexual desire in ten parts. Amal moves back to iraq after her discovery, leaving her husband. This is a major theme running throughout nine parts of desire the wearing of the veil is more about eroticism than politics or religion.

Words are cheap and terms like moving, heartrending have become debased through overuse but this was the. Defying our stereotypes about the muslim world, brookss acute analysis of the worlds fastest growing religion deftly. Oct 14, 2004 nine parts of desire as raw material for docudrama, heather raffos intimate portraits of nine iraqi women project a spellbinding power. An american and her nine iraqi sisters the new york times. On nine parts of desire, by geraldine brooks griffith. The book deals with cultural and religious practices, describes positive as well as. In the original version, a single performer plays all nine characters. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and. Oct 17, 2004 nine parts of desire began with this character, based on the infamous artist layla attar. Wall street journal middle east correspondent brooks describes with sensitivity and clarity her conversations and relationships with islamic women, from the bluejeanclad, americanborn queen of jordan to a devout palestinian who shares her abusive. My book club and i read march brooks 2006 pulitzer prizewinning 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 march. In fundamentalist iran, brooks finagles an invitation to tea with the ayatollahs widow and discovers that mrs. 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 acute analysis of the worlds fastest growing religion deftly.

Her descriptions of things islamic are filled with inflammatory adjectives and terms carefully chosen to elicit a negative response in the reader. 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. International bestseller pulitzer prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of muslim women in the middle east. 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. Parts of desire is a play written by heather raffo. Provided to youtube by sa re ga ma 9 parts of desire trickbaby bluff master. Feb 22, 2007 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. So its with utmost conviction i can say nine parts of desire is the most moving thing i have ever seen in a theatre.

Nine parts of desire, geraldine brooks 9780141029405. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Australian author geraldine brooks, who wrote the book based on. Nine parts of desire is the story of brookss intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory. Written by successful australian journalist geraldine brooks, nine parts of desire recounts her experiences living among and working with muslim women throughout her time as a correspondent in the middle east. Brooks delves into topics as varied as nonmarital sex, female genital mutilation, the different types of veiling and the reasoning. The hidden world of islamic women 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.

Nine parts of desire the hidden world of islamic women ebook. 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. 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 in a few countries. Nine parts of desire is a highly evocative, nonfiction text recounting the lives of women in muslim countries. But it is in the books critical yet respectful look at islam that the reader finds subjects for serious discussion and a measure of understanding that is all too rare in western depictions of islam. I enjoyed the fact of knowing that the journalist who. A compelling insight into women in the muslim world. Telling anecdotes delve into the ways islamic women cope with such restrictions.

The hidden world of islamic women geraldine brooks, 1994 knopf doubleday 255 pp. Nine parts of desire began with this character, based on the infamous artist layla attar. Article nine is, depending on whom one asks, one of the most famous, or infamous part of the entire japanese constitution. Ayatollah khomeini and jacques chirac have much more in common than either of them. Raffo found herself at the saddam art center one afternoon. The hidden world of islamic women, by geraldine brooks, is a book that i wish id read a couple of years ago. Nine parts of desire as raw material for docudrama, heather raffos intimate portraits of nine iraqi women project a spellbinding power. It was an international bestseller, translated into 17 languages. But taken on its own, more ambitious terms, as a polished. 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. A wellcrafted, absorbing account of islamic womens lives as seen through the eyes of a secularminded, australianborn feminist journalist. Aug 25, 2014 provided to youtube by sa re ga ma 9 parts of desire trickbaby bluff master.

The hidden world of islamic women 1994 is a nonfiction book by australian journalist geraldine brooks, based on her experiences. An interesting fact given most of these stories show the limitations put on these women. Nine parts of desire is the story of brookss 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. Jun 27, 2015 nine parts of desire is the story of brookss 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. The hidden world of islamic women by geraldine brooks. With a new afterwordas a prizewinning foreign correspondent. Essay by randa abdelfattah the daily life of muslim women. Nine parts of desire does not state whether she divorced her husband.

Nine parts of desire ebook hillsborough county public. The title for this story is taken from the book the nine parts of desire. Defying our stereotypes about the muslim world, brooks acute analysis of the worlds fastest growing religion deftly illustrates. Nine parts of desire the hidden world of islam geraldine. Aug 05, 2003 nine parts of desire 4 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. She later moves to israel and becomes the second wife of one of her fathers friends, an arab tribesman.

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. I would now also protest vigorously for the right of a woman to wear that covering, if it is what she wants and believes in. Nine parts of desire americas involvement in iraq has been painted in a harshly negative light by stuff happens, embedded and what i heard about iraq, and the u. Geraldine brooks nine parts of desire, the hidden world of islamic women at times does both of these things. 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. Three witches, a prophecy and the ambitious general. The hidden world of islamic women promises the reader. The hidden world of islamic women 1994 is a nonfiction book by australian journalist geraldine brooks, based on her experiences among muslim women of the middle east.

Geraldine brooks nine parts of desire is a fascinatingly rich portrait of a littleknown world that lifts the veil on. Given womens incredible sexuality, restrictions are needed to preserve the welfare and stability of society. The play ran for nine sold out months and was critics pick for over 24 weeks in a row. The book tries to penetrate the hidden world of muslim women. Nine parts, one world an interview with iraqiamerican israa hasani, cultural consultant for 9 parts of desire, on how she helps ensure the shows authenticity and safeguards the spirit and intent of the stories being told. Nine parts of desire west virginia reads overdrive. Nine parts of desire the hidden world of islamic women by brooks, geraldine a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Nine parts of desire fab book club recommendations. I enjoyed the fact of knowing that the journalist who had conducted that field research was a jew.

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