Shereen El Feki is the former vice chair of the United Nations' Global Commission on HIV and Law, so sex isn't exactly a new topic for her. In Sex and the Citadel she weaves her way through social constraints to unearth not just Egyptian attitudes towards sex, but the realities of everyday citizens. She does a wonderful job presenting and contrasting attitudes, giving historical, religious and political background to her topic. The book is well researched, but her style is open and accessible. This is a book anyone interested in sexuality, social issues or the Middle East should read. Enjoy! - Anne
One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Wolf brings an astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how the vagina and women are understood.