The Bookshelf

This is the book review section. We review and discuss books that are written by and about Muslim women.

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On The Great Gatsby: A Thematic Review of ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ by Azar Nafisi

Daisy is a representation of the marginalisation of women and their existence as possession in the 1920s; her trophy wife status, beauty and lack of intelligence highlight a lineage of societal gender expectations on a woman. All of this as we are well aware of is an abstract image that still lives on today, built by males to manipulate and design the idea of the perfect woman. A mute, submissive and pretty woman.

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Appreciating and criticising Literature: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
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Appreciating and criticising Literature: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.

Nafisi fails to separate Islam from Muslims, the actions of the men seem to represent Islam in her writing. She under-handedly supports the Islamophobic views of Islam’s outdatedness, barbarity, and anti-feminism. Her Western education and nationalist Iranian loyalties, highlight her lack of knowledge on the rights of women in Islam, as well as her general ignorance of the globality of Islam.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: 16 Books as Witnesses

The TMWT team did a blog tour to handpick 16 books in commemoration of 16 days of activism. Enjoy!

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