(Why, so far into my 4th decade, can I not yet spell myrrh, given that it always got a mention in the Northside nativity plays). Anyway, the book - gritty realism. Does not make for comfortable reading. Must be why it was banned
A view of Islamic states that most outsiders do not get -- that of women in these societies. Using the stories of 4 women from different stations and conditions, al Shaykh brings us behind the burka and the abaya.