Sex and Lies


by Slimani, Leila, Lewis, Sophie | Morocco
Paperback | 176 pages

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by Slimani, Leila, Lewis, Sophie | Morocco
Published 20/02/2020 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 176 pages

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The first work of non-fiction in English from the prize-winning and internationally bestselling author of Lullaby and Adele, translated by Sophie Lewis. 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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