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Sex and lies
Sex and lies
Slimani, Leïla, 1981-2020
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In these essays looking at sexual politics in Morocco, 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.
Main title:
Sex and lies / Leï̈la Slimani ; translated by Sophie Lewis.
Imprint:
London : Faber & Faber, 2020.
Collation:
xiii, 162 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
First published in France by Edition des Arenes in 2017 under the title Sexe et mensonges.Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162)Translated from the French.
ISBN:
9780571355037
Dewey class:
306.70964
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs306.70964 SLIOnloan - Due: 26 Oct 2021
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