Her book helps us understand the cultural and religious aspects of Islam.
Her writing is clear and easily digestible, her insights and observations are well-described and specific, and the anecdotes and stories are engaging and revealing.
Well-researched, well-written, and incredibly informative book by Coleman on Islamic feminism in the greater Middle East.
Don't buy this book! Unless you want to read a textbook. My entire book club members disliked it! Was hoping to learn something new, but had to quit trying. Extremely repetitive!Published 13 months ago by Rosie Antonecchia
In a world where a male-dominated powerful society routinely ignores and persecutes half of its people, there is hope for a positive transformation. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Scott Haraburda
My partner surprised me with this book and so far its amazing...good info...makes me wanna go out and support and help these women in all of these countries. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Allison
There is a fragile breeze of change in the ME. Isobel Coleman, a member of the US based Council on Foreign Relations, takes a fascinating look at nascent feminism in the Muslim... Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by L. King
I would highly recommend Paradise Beneath Her Feet to anyone interested in understanding the Middle East today, particularly given the uprisings of the past year that have rocked... Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Kitaabi
Isobel Coleman's book has inspired me. As a woman who overcame poverty in the United States, I thought that I had a hard go. I was incredibly wrong. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by From Kuwait
Isobel Coleman reaffirms the power of education in this book -- but not of education that refutes people's religion and culture and not of education that brainwashes, rather of... Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by Joan C. Scott
Originally when I started this book, I thought it was pretty great. Very interesting, though a little broad in its focus. Read morePublished on April 28, 2011 by swizzle77