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A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, From The Middle East To America

By: Leila Ahmed
Published: ©2011
Pages: 352
Total Copies: 16
Genre: Nonfiction | Cultural, Muslim

Description: In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women again wear the veil. Ahmed explores why this change took root so swiftly and what the shift means for women. Richly insightful, intricately drawn, and passionately argued, this absorbing story of the veil’s resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggests a dramatically new portrait of contemporary Islam.

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