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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi
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Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged... (read more)

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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
by Fatima Marnissi
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”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams... (read more)

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Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
by Jean Sasson
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A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other... (read more)

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The Private World of Ottoman Women (Saqi Essentials)
The Private World of Ottoman Women (Saqi Essentials)
by Godfrey Goodwin
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Reconstructing the role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, Godfrey Goodwin brings to life the women who made their marks in a male domain.   He examines the laws which governed women’s lives from the harem to the humblest... (read more)

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Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur S Tale of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on Rodeo Drive
Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur S Tale of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on Rodeo Drive
by Jayne Amelia Larson
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The true-to-life account of a female chauffeur hired to drive the Saudi royal family in Los Angeles After more than a decade of working in Hollywood, actress Jayne Amelia Larson found herself out of luck, out of work, and out of prospects. When she got... (read more)

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City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance
City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance
by Haifa Zangana
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In City of Widows, Haifa Zangana tells the story of her country, from the early twentieth century through the US-UK invasion and the current occupation. She brings to light a sense of Iraq as a society mainly of secularists who have been denied, through... (read more)

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Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women #17: Organizing Women: Formal and Informal Women's Groups in the Middle East
Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women #17: Organizing Women: Formal and Informal Women's Groups in the Middle East
by Dawn Chatty
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With the creation of the modern nation-state in the Middle East and North Africa, women have been and continue to be manipulated to represent a cultural ideal of perfect womanhood. This is often greatly at odds with the realities of women's lives and... (read more)

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My War at Home
My War at Home
by Masuda Sultan
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Born in Kandahar in 1978, Sultan fled to the United States at age five with her family. Raised in Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens, Sultan saw her life change when she was married by arrangement at the young age of seventeen to a virtual stranger fourteen... (read more)

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Army of Roses: Inside the World of Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers
Army of Roses: Inside the World of Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers
by Barbara Victor
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"As Barbara Victor makes clear in this extraordinary chronicle of passion and politics, terror and liberation, Palestinian women have always known that when it comes to suffering and dying, they are the equals of their men. And in the last few years, as... (read more)

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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
by Jan Goodwin
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In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating effect on the lives of women. Award... (read more)

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Cambridge Middle East Studies #3: Women, Property and Islam: Palestinian Experiences, 1920-1990
Cambridge Middle East Studies #3: Women, Property and Islam: Palestinian Experiences, 1920-1990
by Annelies Moors
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According to Islamic law, women are entitled to inherit property, receive a dower at marriage, and to manage their own income. In practice, however, this is not always the case. In an anthropological study of Palestinian women from different stratas of... (read more)

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Women, Work and Islamism: Ideology & Resistance in Iran
Women, Work and Islamism: Ideology & Resistance in Iran
by Maryam Poya
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This book explores Islamism in practice and looks at the influence of state, economy and religion on women in Iran. Drawing on original research into women's participation in the work force, the author shows how the Islamization of state and society... (read more)

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Betrayed: Escape from Iraq
Betrayed: Escape from Iraq
by Latifa Ali
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This is the true story of Latifa Ali, betrayed by her family and friends and kept as a prisoner byher father in Iraq. She has no allies, no liberty as a Muslim woman and no access to theAustralian Consulate.As the war on terror rages around her, Latifa... (read more)

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Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk about Their Lives
Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk about Their Lives
by Bouthaina Shaaban
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Syrian feminist activist Bouthaina Shaaban revisits Both Right and Left Handed, her widely admired book based on interviews with Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, and Algerian women (IUP, 1991). Arab women from varied social and economic backgrounds... (read more)

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Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work (Cambridge Middle East Library)
Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work (Cambridge Middle East Library)
by Nadia Hijab
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Womanpower unveils the lively but little-reported debate on women's positions in the modern Arab world. It paints a picture drawn from individual stories as well as from national development programs and attempts to explain why the process of social... (read more)

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I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman
I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman
by Joumana Haddad
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Joumana Haddad is angry. She finds the Wests portrayal of Arab women appalling and the image projected by many Middle Eastern women infuriating. “Being an Arab today means you need to be a hypocrite,” Haddad boldly states. “We constantly... (read more)

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Women and the Israeli Occupation (International Studies of Women & Place)
Women and the Israeli Occupation (International Studies of Women & Place)
by Tamar Mayer
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Tamar Mayer suggests that more than 26 years of military occupation has challenged social structures within all three societies, and exposed a set of previously unarticulated internal conflicts for each group. At the same time, the occupation has... (read more)

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California Series in Public Anthropology #2: Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel
California Series in Public Anthropology #2: Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel
by Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
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In this rich, evocative study, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the changing notions of sexuality, family, and reproduction among Palestinians living in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists... (read more)

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Teta, Mother, and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women
Teta, Mother, and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women
by Jean Said Makdisi
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Using unpublished family documents, the remembrances of friends and acquaintances, and histories of the region and period, Makdisi traces her family's personal story against the backdrop of political events as they take place in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon,... (read more)

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