scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,043
The scholarly journal being critiqued is Price of Honour Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World by Jan Goodwin As an award winning journalist womens rights activist and prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal Jan Goodwin spent four years covering the Middle east through wars insurrections and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism Price of Honour Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World is the story of Goodwins intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils and of the often contradictory political religious and cultural forces that shape their lives Defying stereotypes about the Muslim world Goodwins acute analysis of the worlds fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islams holiest texts have been misused to justify honour killings and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith Attiya Dawood is one of the many women writers who have emerged as powerful and unfaltering voices for women living in the underdeveloped world a world joined not only by the thread of Islam but also in its unequivocal denial and suppression of basic human rights to its female population Womens voices in that part of the world are no more faltering fearing or whispering anymore They are fighting not only against illiteracy culture tradition but also against that omnipotent concept of honour killings which is constantly invoked to legitimize various restrictions and abuses Poems by Attiya Dawood serve as an appropriate prologue for a book which deals with the situation of Muslim women in the underdeveloped world Jan Goodwin travelled through the Islamic heartland to 10 countries Pakistan Afghanistan Iran UAE Kuwait Iraq Saudi Arabia Jordan West Bank and Gaza and Egypt She interviewed hundreds of women from peasants to city elite from ordinary housewives to vanguards of womens rights in those countries She also spoke to countless
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA