The author of the chilling Lullaby and Adele delivers her first work of non-fiction, an impassioned and enlightening account of female sexuality in the constrained Arab society of Morocco. Confronting prejudice and misogyny with piercing, intelligent prose and unrelenting candour, Sex and Lies is an essential contribution to a vitally important debate.
In these essays, 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.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 12 mm
'A well executed study into Morocco's sexual dark side' - The Sunday Times
'Slimani trusts in her own voice, and those of the many women she listens to, to explore the issue of sex and hypcrisy in Morocco' - The Guardian
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