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Sex and the Citadel

Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

By Shereen El Feki
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Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki

Sex and the Citadel (2013) offers a revealing look at the sex lives of people in Muslim countries, especially Egypt, which, about 200 years ago, was a hotbed of sensual and sexual activity, but has since become a conservative and sexually repressed society. These blinks take you through the taboos, censorship and gender discrimination that many Muslims continue to resist.

  • Non-Muslims hoping to learn more about the diversity of Muslim society
  • Muslims interested in their culture’s sexuality
  • Feminists who want a better understanding of the struggles Muslim women face

Shereen El Feki is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Economist and the Huffington Post. She works out of Cairo and London, and Sex and the Citadel is her first book.


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