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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.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780571355037
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 20 Feb 2020
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.6(H) x 13.5(L) x 1.2(W)
Weight (gm): 202

 

Author Biography

Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women's and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron's personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981, she lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children.
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