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The Lazy Blogger - Rose Mary Boehm

I think, I write, I am a poet, I am a photographer, I am opinionated, I am political - and not always in this order. I read in five languages and sometimes dig up some interesting stuff.

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women - Geraldine Brooks It's an interesting study of politics versus religion versus nationalism created by outside pressure and inside hypocrisy. Gives us a better understanding of the complexities of the Islamic world, especially in the context of women, and holds a mirror up for us in the West to see ourselves and perhaps re-think our approach to Islam, ignoring the hate and fear campaigns that are rampant in our media and the internet. We are invited to see from a new POV, not - as we tend to do - judge everything else by our standards.