The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Reviewed by Maria Golia
Times Literary Supplement
"[Ed. Note. This review discusses the contents and context of two books: The Caged Virgin and Shattering the Stereotypes.]
In 1992, the Somali-born author of The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, arrived in Holland as a refugee. She was granted citizenship in 1997, and in 2003 was elected to Parliament, where she served for three years before her abrupt resignation. Hirsi Ali collaborated with the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, writing the screenplay for Submission 1, a film about women suffering from a repressive Islam. When van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim in 2004, Hirsi Ali's life was threatened and her celebrity enhanced. In 2005, Time magazine named her one of the 'world's 100 most influential people'...." Read the entire Times Literary Supplement review.