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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women
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"Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is best-known today for her Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction. But as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. For her, headline events were also the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women, and Nine Parts of Desire is the story of her intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils. Fair-minded and often revelatory, Nine Parts of Desire is an extraordinarily rich tapestry of the different lives women lead under Islam, and a captivating and diverse portrait of a little known world. An international bestseller, this new edition of Nine Parts of Desire features an Australian Afterword."--Provided by publisher.

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 11 (English Unit 2)

Themes

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, change, critical and creative thinking capability, Ethical understanding capability, freedom, gender, independence, Information and communication technology capability, intercultural understanding capability, literacy capability, Power, religion, repression, struggle

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Alternative title: Die töchter Allahs
Language: German
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      Extent: 313p.
      Edition info: First German edition.
      Reprinted: 1994
      ISBN: 3570121720
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      Extent: 313 p. ; 22 cmp.
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      Extent: 348p.
      Edition info: Second edition.
      ISBN: 3442729998
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      Alternative title: Allahs Töchter
      Extent: 348 p. ; 19 cmp.
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      ISBN: 3442729998
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      Extent: 307p.
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      Sydney,: Anchor ,
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      Extent: 255p.
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      • Includes index and bibliography.
      ISBN: 0241134927, 0385475764 (hbk)
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      Extent: 255p.
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      ISBN: 0241134927
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      Extent: 255p.
      Description: map, port.
      Reprinted: 1996 First Anchor Book Trade Paperback ed. , 1998 , 2000 , 2001 reprinted three times , 2002 reprinted twice , 2003 reprinted twice
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      • Includes index and bibliography p.245-247.
      ISBN: 0385475772, 0868246263 (Cover pbk.)
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      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin ,
      1996 .
      Extent: 255p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography.
      ISBN: 0140244654
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Doubleday Australia , 2003 .
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      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 1864710799
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      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Edition info: Published with the same ISBN in England and Australia.
      ISBN: 9781863256124

Works about this Work

[Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire 2 Christopher Kremmer , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'Like the biblical story of Christ’s birth, Geraldine Brooks’ Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women begins with a woman refused a room at an inn. In Brooks’ tale, the ‘inn’ is a modern hotel in the Saudi Arabian city of Dhahran in the early 1990s, where the Australian journalist is on assignment for the Wall Street Journal. She is refused a room not because she is pregnant – she isn’t – nor because the hotel is fully booked; rather, it is contrary to the laws of the desert kingdom for a woman to travel without her husband. Only a prostitute would do so, as the male receptionist implies. When the affronted traveller tries to bed down on a sofa behind a plant in the lobby, the police are called.' (Introduction)

[Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire [Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire 1; [Essay] : 9 Parts of Desire 1; [Essay] : 9 Parts of Desire One; [Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire One Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

‘The daily life of Muslim women.’ ‘An understanding of the women behind the veils.’ ‘A compelling insight into women in the Muslim world.’ This is what the blurb of Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women promises the reader.' (Introduction)

Geraldine Brooks Stephany Steggall , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Author , March vol. 44 no. 1 2012; (p. 22-25)
'Geraldine Brooks forged a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent before switching to write historical fiction. her novels have been internationally acclaimed and earned her a Pulitzer Prize.' (p. 22)
Reading & Viewing : Persuasive Texts for Years 10-12 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 1 2011; (p. 78-79)

— Review of Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women Geraldine Brooks 1994 single work non-fiction ; Hamlet Nicki Greenberg 2010 single work graphic novel
A Sense of Discarded Gifts Carmen Callil , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 3-5)
Reading & Viewing : Persuasive Texts for Years 10-12 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 1 2011; (p. 78-79)

— Review of Nine Parts of Desire : The Hidden World of Islamic Women Geraldine Brooks 1994 single work non-fiction ; Hamlet Nicki Greenberg 2010 single work graphic novel
The War on Terror, Feminist Orientalism and Orientalist Feminism : Case Studies of Two North American Bestsellers Roksana Bahramitash , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Critique , Summer vol. 14 no. 2 2005; (p. 221-235)
Arab-Australian Women's Activism Paula Abood , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Arab-Australians Today : Citizenship and Belonging 2002; (p. 161-172)
Paula Abood discusses how Arab-Australian women represent themselves, in both political and cultural activism.
A Sense of Discarded Gifts Carmen Callil , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 3-5)
Geraldine Brooks Stephany Steggall , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Author , March vol. 44 no. 1 2012; (p. 22-25)
'Geraldine Brooks forged a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent before switching to write historical fiction. her novels have been internationally acclaimed and earned her a Pulitzer Prize.' (p. 22)
[Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire [Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire 1; [Essay] : 9 Parts of Desire 1; [Essay] : 9 Parts of Desire One; [Essay] : Nine Parts of Desire One Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

‘The daily life of Muslim women.’ ‘An understanding of the women behind the veils.’ ‘A compelling insight into women in the Muslim world.’ This is what the blurb of Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women promises the reader.' (Introduction)

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