In the Land of Invisible Women

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September 2008



Dr. Ahmed is a Pakistani Muslim woman raised in London and trained in four medical specialties in the United States. This is the memoir of her personal two-year quest and journey deep into the Islamic world of Saudi Arabia, where she lived and worked as a doctor.


Dr. Ahmed is currently an assistant professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and Assistant Director of the MUSC Sleep Disorders Laboratory. She is a quadruple boarded in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep disorders medicine. She continues to practice intensive care medicine. She became a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a Diplomat and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


"Despite the restrictive customs of Saudi's religious rule, Ahmed found a vibrancy that left her hopeful. 'Saudi is much more heterogeneous than one would expect, ' she says. 'Muslims themselves feel fairly lost in a country so caricatured and vilified for its severe austerity and Wahhabi theocracy, but it's also the cradle of Islam and the site of the Hajj-a symbol of what Islam could be.'"
EAN: 9781402210877
ISBN: 1402210876
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Sourcebooks, Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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