Leïla Slimani: Sex and Lies


The author of Lullaby and Adele turns to non-fiction for this searing and beautifully rendered collection of essays on sexual politics in Morocco.

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In these essays looking at sexual politics in Morocco, Leïla 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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