Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

by Geraldine Brooks | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0385475772 Global Overview for this book
Registered by weebly of Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on 2/2/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 02, 2006
Swopped through www.readitswapit.co.uk for a book donated to Hartwell WI so taking to the sale table to see if anyone would like to read it.

Journal Entry 2 by weebly at Hartwell Community Centre in Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 02, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (2/2/2006 UTC) at Hartwell Community Centre in Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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Taking to the WI meeting tonight at 8pm. Any ladies are welcome to come along and join us - tonight my friend is telling us about her walk along the Great Wall of China.

Journal Entry 3 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 05, 2006
This book was not chosen so is available again.

Journal Entry 4 by weebly at Cafe in the Woods OBCZ in Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (2/16/2006 UTC) at Cafe in the Woods OBCZ in Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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I am bringing this book to the bookcrossing meet up tomorrow - but sorry - it has already been requested!

Journal Entry 5 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 16, 2006
Traded with Weebly at the Wendover Meet.

Journal Entry 6 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 30, 2006
What a powerful read!I feel sorry for the Islamic village women and the way that they are treated. But on the other hand they don't want my pity and the majority prefer to live the way they do. This book gives you a lot to think about, particularly in the light of recent events, with muslim terrorist attacks. I shall be passing this to one of my Bookclub friends.

Journal Entry 7 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, September 25, 2006
Recieved from Teachie - won in a 'foreign places' bookswap. Thanks loads. xxx

Journal Entry 8 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I found this a fascinating and well-written book. Plenty of information and anecdotes of how Muslim women across many countries live. The author had lived for many years in the Middle East and found increasing fundamentalism in many countries (this book was written in 1995) meant that many women were losing the western freedoms they had experienced over the previous decades. However, much of this was by their own choice.

There were certainly aspects to be shocked at or glad not to have to experience but then I was very aware that the author and I have a totally different perspective on life and I did wonder at the westerner's way of considering that our way is right and the Islamists wrong. Brooks made much of the Koran being interpreted in a way that suited the men and supported the culture they had established but I can certainly see the same has happened over the centuries with the Bible and Chirstianity.

A real pleasure to read non-fiction again. I couldn't put this book down and want to read and understand more of the Arabic world and culture.


Update 15Oct09: Sending this to hoserlauren who won it in a non-fiction bookswap on bookobsessed.

Journal Entry 9 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Received today from a swap on Bookobsessed. I've read a couple of other books on this subject and found them quite interesting. Looking forward to this one. Thanks!

Journal Entry 10 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 08, 2018
Got about half way through this one and decided to stop. It wasn't holding my interest. The subject matter is heavy and the writing dense. Perhaps if I was in a different frame of mind I could enjoy it more but it didn't hold my interest.

Journal Entry 11 by HoserLauren at Little Free Library - Dixie in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 06, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (8/6/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library - Dixie in Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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