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

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

Shereen El Feki


**Kirkus most sensible Books of the 12 months (2013)**

If you actually need to understand a humans, commence through having a look inside of their bedrooms.
 
As political swap sweeps the streets and squares, the parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab global, Shereen El Feki has been an upheaval a bit toward home—in the sexual lives of guys and girls in Egypt and around the zone. the result's an informative, insightful, and fascinating account of a hugely delicate and nonetheless mostly mystery point of Arab society.
 
Sex is entwined in faith, culture, politics, economics, and tradition, so it's the ideal lens by which to envision the advanced social panorama of the Arab international. From pregnant virgins to determined housewives, from fearless activists to non secular firebrands, from intercourse paintings to same-sex kinfolk, Sex and the Citadel takes a clean examine the sexual historical past of the quarter and brings new voices to the controversy over its destiny.
 
This isn't any peep express or educational treatise yet a hugely own and sometimes funny account of 1 woman’s trip to raised comprehend Arab society at its so much intimate and, within the approach, to higher comprehend her personal origins. wealthy with 5 years of groundbreaking study, Sex and the castle gives us a distinct and well timed figuring out of daily lives in part of the area that's altering earlier than our eyes.

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