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The hidden face of Eve : women in the Arab world / Nawal El Saadawi ; translated and edited by Sherif Hetata.

; Ḥatātah, Sharīf
London : Zed Press, 1980.
ISBN 0905762509, 0905762517

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Standard Title Wajh al-ʻārī lil-marʼah al-ʻArabīyah. English
Other Authors Ḥatātah, Sharīf.
Subjects Arab countries.
Arabische Staaten.
Costumbres sexuales -- Países árabes.
Femmes -- États arabes.
Frau.
Islam.
Seksualiteit.
Sex customs -- Arab countries.
Sex customs.
Soziale Situation.
Vie sexuelle -- États arabes.
Vrouwen.
Women -- Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Women -- Arab countries.
Women -- Social conditions
Women.
Series Women in the Third World series ; no. 2.
Description xvi, 212 pages ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Translation of: al-Wajh al-ʻārī lil-marʼah al-ʻArabīyah.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This is a personal and often disturbing account of growing up into womanhood in the Islamic world. The author ranges over a host of topics, from sexual aggression against female children and the circumcision of young girls, to prostitution, sexual relationships, marriage and divorce. She relates women's position in the Middle East to the struggles between the left and right in Islam, and shows how the political priorities of Western and Third World women differ.-- Publisher's description.
Contents Part I. The mutilated half -- 1. The question that no one would answer -- 2. Sexual aggression against the female child -- 3. The grandfather with bad manners -- 4. The injustice of justice -- 5. The very find membrane called 'honour' -- 6. Circumcision of girls -- 7. Obscurantism and contradiction -- 8. The illegitimate child and the prostitute -- 9. Abortion and fertility -- 10. Distorted notions about femininity, beauty and love -- Part II. Women in history -- 11. The thirteenth rib of Adam -- 12. Man and God, woman the sinful -- 13. Woman at the time of the pharaohs -- 14. Liberty to the slave, but not for the woman -- Part III. The Arab woman -- 15. The role of women in Arab history -- 16. Love and sex in the life of the Arabs -- 17. The heroine in Arab literature -- Part IV. Breaking through -- 18. Arab pioneers of women's liberation -- 19. Work and women -- 20. Marriage and divorce.
Geographic Area Arab countries
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7463388
(OCoLC)ocm07463388
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Saʻdāwī, Nawāl.
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