Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World (Paperback)

By Shereen El Feki 
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0701183160
EAN: 9780701183165
No. of Pages: 384
Binding: Paperback
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About the Book:

If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms. As political change sweeps the streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at upheaval a little closer to home in the sexual lives of men and women in Egypt and across the region. The result is an informative, insightful and engaging account of a highly sensitive, and still largely secret, aspect of Arab society. Sex is entwined in religion and tradition, politics and economics, gender and generations, so it makes the perfect lens for examining the region's complex social landscape. From pregnant virgins to desperate housewives, from fearless activists to religious firebrands, Sex and the Citadel takes a fresh look at the sexual history of the Arab region, and brings new voices to the debate over its future. This is no peep show or academic treatise. Sex and the Citadel is a highly personal, often humorous, account of one womans journey to better understand Arab society at its most intimate, and in the process, better understand her own origins. Rich with five years of groundbreaking research from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, Tunisia to Qatar, Sex and the Citadel gives us unique and timely insight into everyday lives in a part of the world that is changing in front of our very eyes.

About the Author:

Shereen El Feki is a writer, broadcaster, and academic who started her professional life in medical science before going on to become an award-winning journalist with The Economist and a presenter with Al Jazeera English. She is vice-chair of the UN's Global Commission on HIV and the Law, as well as a TED Global Fellow. Shereen writes for a number of publications, among them the Huffington Post. With roots in Egypt and Wales, Shereen grew up in Canada; she now divides her time between London and Cairo.

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Title: Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Author: Shereen El Feki
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0701183160
EAN: 9780701183165
No. of Pages: 384
Binding: Paperback

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