The lovely miss v has started a blog of her own. Her recent post on books inspired me to finish a book I had borrowed from her a couple of months back. After a search, I found it under the lounge. I think my little girl had pushed it under there.
Anyway, the book I have now finally finished was a very interesting book called Nine Parts of Desire, by Geraldine Brooks, a Australian-American journalist who covered the Middle East for six years for The Wall Street Journal. It is an account of Brooks’ attempts to get to know Muslim women during the time that she lived there.
I found it to be a compassionate and balanced portrayal, but one that did not try to gloss over difficult questions. It provided an interesting insight into the Qu’ran, and the different roles and traditions within Islam. I would say it was well worth a read.