Sex and Lies

Author(s): Leïla Slimani

feminism / the sisterhood

The first work of non-fiction in English from the prize-winning and internationally bestselling author of Lullaby and Adèle 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.


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General Fields

  • : 9780571355037
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : March 2020
  • : April 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leïla Slimani
  • : Paperback
  • : Apr-20
  • : 176