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31 march 2013

Arts-Culture #40 (Sun Mar 31, 2013) author Shereen El Feki on her non-fiction look at intimate sexual life in Islam

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Host Marc Montgomery speaking with author Shereen El Feki

Welcome to another edition of our arts report.  This time around, we continue with coverage of non-fiction literature. I had the good fortune to read this new work by Canadian Shereen El Feki.

It's called "Sex and the Citadel- intimate life in a changing Arab world".  It is a most interesting examination of the attitudes toward sex in muslim countries, and she also has no fear of the occasion use of explicit words.

Ms El Feki was able to use both her muslim heritage, and her western looks to her advantage to get people's most intimate thoughts about sex, marriage, and society, at times raw, and at times its also humourous.  And whether you agreew with them or not, it's also a way to better understand at least some of the issues in Islam and living both within the "citadel" of sanctioned marriage, and the conerns of being on the outside.


(RCI) Host Marc Montgomery with Shereen El Feki and her non-fiction book Sex and the Citadel

I found it a fascinating read, and Ms El Feki an equally interesting guest.  I hope you will enjoy listening, and I also have one copy of the book to give away if you listen to the interview for details.
Cheers
Marc

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