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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World by Jan GoodwinA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
Explains powerfully how Muslim women are affected by the rise of fundamentalism.--Dan Rather
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-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled through ten Islamic countries and interviewed hundreds of Muslim women, from professionals to peasants, from royalty to rebels. The result is an unforgettable journey into a world where women are confined, isolated, even killed for the sake of a code of honor created and zealously enforced by men.
Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today--in their own words.
Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
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Honor and duty are not always black and white—and when self-styled patriots take up arms against the government, the price of honor may be a life. Blair Powell and Jane Graves have much in common and even more that sets them apart in an invisible battle raging on home soil.
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Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
Thank you! In much of the Middle East, egalitarian strides made between the 50s' and 70's have been reversed in the past 20 years of surging conservative Islamic movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood, and in this atmosphere women are singled out as potential sources of corruption. In Pakistan, for example, nurses are frequently accused of being immoral because they must work at night and care for male patients. All female government employees are ordered to wear Islamic dress, including chadors, which cover the head and most of the body. With disturbingly graphic detail, Goodwin documents cruelties visited on Muslim women--using skills similar to those she employed in covering Russian atrocities against Afghans in Caught in the Crossfire Despite shrill polemics in an anti-Israel chapter: a significant book that gives a voice to millions of silent and silenced Muslim women. There was a problem adding your email address.
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