Excellent Daughters

Excellent Daughters

The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World

Book - 2016
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"The never-before-reported story of this generation of Arab women, who are questioning authority, changing societies, and leading revolutions. For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West scarcely existed in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. The world changes because of wars and terrorist attacks, but it also changes because daughters make different decisions than the ones their mothers made. This is an investigation into the changing lives of this generation of Arab daughters. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, : Penguin Press, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781594203886
Characteristics: xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jan 06, 2016

Dumb and dumber - - the world just witnessed one of the largest mass executions lately in Saudi Arabia -- the great head choppers! Photos - - evidently from cell phone cams and not newsies, are coming from Hungary, Germany and Sweden depicting large groups of young, able bodied Syrian male refugees beating relatively petite women?
Egypt? Sorry, this book comes from fantasy land, as do past and present administrations in the US which continue to support the very recently royal House of Saud.


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