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Author Saʻdāwī, Nawāl.

Title The hidden face of Eve : women in the Arab world / Nawāl Saʻdāwī ; translated and edited by Sherif Hetata..

Publication Info. London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.420956 S124H    Check Shelf
Edition New edition.
Description xxxvii, 325 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Foreword / by Ronak Husni -- Preface to the English edition -- Introduction -- Part I. The mutilated half -- The question that no one would answer -- Sexual aggression against the female child -- The grandfather with bad manners -- The injustice of justice -- The very fine membrane called "honour" -- Circumcision of girls -- Obscurantism and contradiction -- The illegitimate child and the prostitute -- Abortion and fertility -- Distorted notions about femininity, beauty and love -- Part II. Women in history -- The thirteenth rib of Adam -- Man the god, woman the sinful -- Woman at the time of the pharaohs -- Liberty to the slave, but not for the woman -- Part III. The Arab woman -- The role of women in Arab history -- Love and sex in the life of the Arab -- The heroine in Arab literature -- Part IV. Breaking through -- Arab pioneers of women's liberation -- Work and women -- Marriage and divorce -- An afterword.
Note First published in Arabic in 1977.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-325).
Language Translated from the Arabic.
Subject Women -- Middle East.
Arab World -- Middle East.
Sexual Behavior -- Middle East.
Socioeconomic Factors -- Middle East.
Women -- Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Sex customs -- Arab countries.
ISBN 9781842778746 hardback
1842778749 hardback
9781842778753 paperback
1842778757 paperback
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