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A testimony to the world of Iraqi women. Ranging from executives to illiterate housewives, the women speak with frankness of sex and marriage, physical and mental violence, the fear of scandal and their indoctrination into the ideology of honour and shame. On the basis of an in-depth study conducted over several years, the author builds a picture of Iraqi women's lives from birth to old age. Although the book's main focus is on Iraq, there are cross-cultural comparisons between Third World women and women in Western societies.
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'A unique and shocking testimony.' --"Studies on Women Abstracts"
'This study presents to the reader, in the poignant words of the women themselves, the dilemmas faced by modern Iraqi women.' --"Arab Book World"
'Lives and throbs with the yearning of Arab women to be free of oppressive constraint and submission. This is a memorable and path-finding book, in the vein of other works on Arab women, such as Fatima Mernissi's Beyond the Veil.' --"Morning Star "
Sana al-Khayyat was born in Iraq, and holds a PhD in sociology from Keele University. She lives in the UK.
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Book Description Saqi Books, 2001. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP114009215
Book Description Saqi Books, 2001. Condition: Fine. *Price HAS BEEN reduced by 10% until Monday, Jan. 27 (sale item)* 232 pp., Hardcover, fine in very good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # ZB1142680
Book Description Saqi Books, London. 1990., 1990. 1st. Ed. 8vo. 232pp. Original boards with d/w, some shelf wear. ISBN 0863560946 US$10. Seller Inventory # 166847