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What are some good books I can read that are about the feelings and/or struggle of the women being oppressed in the islamic culture?

Asked by Blackberry (31067points) September 29th, 2011

And please tell me if the way I phrased this question was offensive.

I’m looking for first-hand accounts or research. I’m interested in the why, where, how, and progress towards equality for these women.

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janbb's avatar

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

And I didn’t think you phrased the question offensively at all.

Blackberry's avatar

Wooow, I’m going to start reading Infidel.

janbb's avatar

I haven’t read it yet but a friend lent it to me and said it was incredible.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Princess by Jean Sasson. I read it a long time ago but remember enjoying it.

SpatzieLover's avatar

The book I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced is on my to do list.
I’ve heard/read it’s an eye-opener.

smilingheart1's avatar

@Blackberry, now that was a real good OUT LOUDER!!! Thank you for the first stress buster of the day.

flutherother's avatar

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. It is in cartoon form but it is good. They made a film of it.

King_Pariah's avatar

A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same guy who wrote Kite Runner

Aethelflaed's avatar

Women Without Men (though, it is fiction, but written by an Iranian woman on the subject).

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