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UNVEILING THE BREATH:
One woman’s journey into understanding
Islam and gender equality
by Donna Kennedy-Glans

What lies beneath the veil in places like Yemen? To find out, take an engaging and gripping
journey into Islam, women’s issues and human rights. Donna Kennedy-Glans has written a
warm, sympathetic and highly readable personal account of the complex world of male-
female relations in Islam while also allowing her penetrating gaze to fall on Western attitudes
to gender.

“An original book, highly-informed and intelligent, Unveiling the Breath should be read by
anyone in search of new insights in gender relations or in possible future paths for women in
the emerging global culture.”
Tom Henighan, author of Coming of Age in Arabia: A memoir of Aden before the terror
Publishing: How can we in the West, without presumption or arrogance, help effect social change in the
June 1st, 2010 Islamic countries, while refining our own convictions and practices—especially in relation to
gender roles?
ISBN: 978-88-95604-06-0
£9.99 / €13.50 Drawing on her experiences around the world, and the troubled but fascinating state of
Yemen in particular, Donna Kennedy-Glans suggests that we have the power to reframe our
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own ideas about gender, while creating a new and more subtle dialogue with traditional
cultures, including fundamentalist Islam. With many telling examples from her own rich
personal experience, and using both traditional wisdom and some of the latest research in
various fields, she advances the idea of subtle connections, respect, ‘breathing spaces’ that
would replace chauvinism and confrontation, and create dialogues from which vital new
Social science/ relations would emerge, both on the personal and social levels.
Women’s studies/Islam
Donna Kennedy-Glans is a Calgary-based lawyer and businesswoman who has been
guiding for profit and for purpose organizations in more than thirty countries over the last
twenty-five years. This work has taken her off the beaten track in places like Yemen, Egypt,
Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria, Iran, Colombia and Vietnam. Donna is founder of an international
What lies consultancy connecting communities and extractive companies (integritybridges.com). She
beneath the veil is lead author of Corporate Integrity: A toolkit for managing beyond compliance (John Wiley &
in places like Yemen? Sons, 2005). As well, Donna is founder of a voluntary organization—Bridges Social
Development—that trains community, professional and youth leaders in the developing
world (canadabridges.com). Donna and her husband have three sons and live in Calgary,
Alberta.

All proceeds from the sale of this book are dedicated to advancing gender harmonization through
the volunteer work of Bridges Social Development. See www.canadianbridges.com

Press contact: Eleanor Peat, marketing@paripublishing.com

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