“In this passionate account, Arab women from varied backgrounds express a wide range of opinions on the traditions and institutions that shape their lives, including the impact of war and the emancipating role of women as freedom fighters, the misinterpretation of Islamic laws and social values that underlies male-dominated institutions, their sacrifices to keep the family unit together, and such previously taboo issues as lesbian relationships and premarital sex.
"An intriguing voyage into the otherwise hidden lives of Arab women." —Washington Post Book World”
“An intriguing voyage into the otherwise hidden lives of Arab women.”
— Washington Post Book World
“A brave and moving book.”
— Ms. magazine