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Sex and the Citadel
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Longlisted for the Guardian first book award, this is a fascinating, groundbreaking look at sexual attitudes and behaviours in the Arab world, against the backdrop of this decade's popular uprisings

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Shereen El Feki is a writer, broadcaster, and academic who started her professional life in medical science before going on to become an award-winning journalist with The Economist and a presenter with Al Jazeera English. She is former vice-chair of the UN's Global Commission on HIV and the Law, as well as a TED Global Fellow. Shereen writes for a number of publications, among them the Huffington Post. With roots in Egypt and Wales, Shereen grew up in Canada; she now divides her time between London and Cairo. www.sexandthecitadel.com

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"Important, brave and necessary" * Naomi Wolf * "Remarkable... Sex and the Citadel should be celebrated - not least for freeing voices silenced by a mixture of taboo and political repression. It provides crucial oxygen for discussions that will need more airing in the long, conflicted years ahead" -- Rachel Halliburton * Independent on Sunday * "Compelling, revelatory... No one can be sure where the Arab awakening will lead now -- towards fiercer sexual controls or a slight relaxing of them. The one thing El Feki is sure of is that there will be no seismic shifts. This will be evolution, not revolution" -- Jenni Russell * Sunday Times (Culture) * "Fascinating" -- Daisy Goodwin * Mail on Sunday * "Frequently eye-popping... The stories emphasise just how bewildering the issue of sex has become across the Middle East" -- Nicholas Blincoe * Daily Telegraph *

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