Muslim women. Women -- Islamic countries -- Social conditions. Women -- Islamic countries -- Attitudes. Musulmanes -- Conditions sociales. Musulmanes -- Attitudes. Femmes -- Pays musulmans -- Conditions sociales. Femmes -- Pays musulmans -- Attitudes. FÈminisme -- Pays musulmans. Middle East -- Social conditions.
1 map ; 23 cm. Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Fundamentally different? -- Chapter 2: Muslims, the first feminists -- Chapter 3: Pakistan: one step forward, two steps back -- Chapter 4: Afghanistan: "When you can't beat the donkey, beat the saddle" -- Chapter 5: Iran: there is no fun in Islam -- Chapter 6: United Arab Emirates: the playground of the gulf -- Chapter 7: Kuwait: a war of independence -- Chapter 8: Muslim missionaries, American converts -- Chapter 9: Saudi Arabia: the custodians of the two holiest places -- Chapter 10: Iraq: a nation of fear -- Chapter 11: Jordan: when Islam is the solution -- Chapter 12: Israeli occupied territories: next year in Jerusalem -- Chapter 13: Egypt: the mother of the world -- Chapter 14: Epilogue Index. Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1994./ Includes index. Muslim women lift the veil of silence on the Islamic world Jan Goodwin. Book
LC: HQ1170; Dewey: 305.48/6971
ISBN: 0452274303; 9780452274303 LCCN: 95-5272
Synopsis: Based upon interviews conducted in ten Islamic countries, this book for the general reader describes the daily oppression experienced by women living under fundamentalist rule. Journalist Goodwin reports on how women are submitting to or fighting against such practices as polygamy, arranged child marriages and the wearing of the chador.