Sex and the Citadel

Sex and the Citadel

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Shortlisted for the Guardian first book award and longlisted for the Orwell Prize

'Important, brave and necessary' Naomi Wolf

If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms.

As political change sweeps the streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at upheaval a little closer to home - in the sexual lives of men and women in Egypt and across the region. The result is an informative,… (more)

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El Feki unravels the history extremely well.

Sex and the Citadel reminds Arabs of their own, more liberal history. In the Abbasid empire, which ruled from Baghdad between the 8th and the 13th centuries, Arab culture flourished and writing about sex was far from taboo.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Random House (March 07, 2013)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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