Thursday, November 10, 2005

Para conocer mejor Iran e Irak

Son recomendables estos 2 libros:

1.- "Reading Lolita in Tehran" de Azar Nafisi
2.- "Between two worlds" de Zainab Salbi

Seguramente no se han publicado en España pero se pueden comprar en Amazon.com y son realmente muy interesantes , y además ambos están escritos por mujeres que han logrado sacudirse de encima las cadenas del islamismo.

5 Comments:

Anonymous El guiri sokolosques said...

Do you think the women in Tehran (and the muslim world) feel liberated from western standards of beauty, or are they equally oppressed by a different mindset? From what I have read it seems that many women are regarded as authorities on the Quran, even by the most extreme muslims. thoughts? perdon por el ingles...no soy tan listo como las artistas de este blog :)

10:43 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Guiri, you are right, most of women in Middle-East don´t want the western standards of beauty, family,etc...but for sure what they want is freedom to choose what they want to do with them lives.
What is interesting in those books is that we (western people) can have a closer approach to ordinary "day by day" live in these countries (Iran and Irak).

8:22 AM  
Blogger Caterina said...

Well, I haven't read neither of those books. However, it seems that whenever they show an arab woman on TV (I can't say whether or not she is muslim) she is usually embracing traditional beauty standards (e.g. long hair, make-up, lipstick, skinny). I always think that perhaps being pretty is the only thing they can actually do or be.

But, I think your question is about the women under the burqas, right? In that case, I also wonder their views on beauty. So Teresa do tell!

On your point about women and the Quran, I did not know that they were regarded as authorities of any kind. But I think that whenever I have heard about Islam being a religion that embraces peace, it was being said by a muslim woman living in a western country. But don't quote me on that as I cannot supported with anything, but a vague memory.

Interesting questions, Alex.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Caterina said...

I guess we are posting comments at the same time, Teresa!

I don't understand what you mean when you write:

"we (western people) can have a closer approach to ordinary "day by day" live in these countries (Iran and Irak)."

¿Qué quieres decir?

8:32 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Bien, aquí salió mi SIS. Lo que quiero decir es que podemos ver de cerca y de primera mano cómo es el día a día de la vida de una mujer (o mejor dicho varias) , en esos países.

9:23 AM  

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