Took a while to arrive and when I went through it it was simply full of notes and underlines.Published 8 months ago by Bethany Elias
The focus of this book is on modern Egypt and then America. That makes it very timely. In some ways the modern history of Egypt overwhelms the focus on the veil, but that is... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Whitney S. Bodman
This book is as much about veiling as Animal Farm was about pigs. Sure, Ahmed mentions veils and girls who wear them. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anelley
I was curious about the issue of women choosing to wear the veil particularly in Egypt in the 1070's and this book did a very good job illuminating the circumstances where women... Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Mary Paschall
I have not quite finished this book but I am learning so much. Dr. Ahmed does an incredible job of explaining the history of the veil in certain countries and helps Westerners... Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Mary Sheridan Janda
This is an illuminating, well researched and written book that will ever be a favourite of mine.
The fact that the resurgence of the veil is partly driven by Muslim... Read more
Excellent book, as well as the Grawemeyer Award WInner in Religion for 2012, at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Elizabeth Shelby