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Sex and Lies

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'' Striking. '' ELLE France '' Brave. '' iNews '' Powerful. '' TLS '' Urgent. '' Evening Standard '' Original. '' Cosmopolitan In these essays, Leila Slimani gives voice to young Moroccan women who are grappling with a conservative Arab culture that at once condemns and commodifies sex. In a country where the law punishes and outlaws all forms of sex outside marriage, as well as homosexuality and prostitution, women have only two options for their sexual identities: virgin or wife. Sex and Lies is an essential confrontation with Morocco''s intimate demons and a vibrant appeal for the universal freedom to be, to love and to desire. ''Leila Slimani has a knack for breaking taboos. . . Sex and Lies is well executed: the novelist paints vivid portraits of her interviewees.'' The Times ''Slimani trusts in her outrage, in the force of her own voice, and the voices of the women she listens to.'' Guardian

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Authors Leila Slimani, Leïla Slimani
Assisted by Sophie Lewis (Translation)
Publisher Faber & Faber
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 16.03.2023
EAN 9780571377763
ISBN 978-0-571-37776-3
No. of pages 176
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 10 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology

Social interaction, RELIGION / Sexuality & Gender Studies, Religion and Politics, Islamic Life & Practice

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