Opening the Gates: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing: 2nd Edition

Opening the Gates: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing: 2nd Edition
 
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ISBN/EAN: 9780253217035
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Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PRESS
Pub. Date: October 2004
Author: BADRAN & COOKE
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 480
 
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Praise for the first edition:An impressive collection of more than 50 pieces-essays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, film scripts, lectures/speeches-by Arab women challenging the widely accepted view of Middle Eastern women as submissive non-thinkers to whom feminism is a foreign concept." -BooklistAnyone interested in good writing should read [Opening the Gates]. Here are first-class stories with the energy and freshness we expect from a beginning." -Doris Lessing, The IndependentThis collection of stories, speeches, essays, poems and memoirs bears fierce testimony to a tradition of brave Arab feminist writing in the face of subjugation by a Muslim patriarchy."-Publishers WeeklyThis impressive collection of writings by Arab women... represent[s] a powerful series of vignettes by women who were both insightful and gifted, into the lives of women who have lived 'behind the veil' over the last 100 years."-Arab Book WorldAn expression of indigenous, intrepid feminism in the Arab world."-Ms.Opening the Gates succeeds not because of its methodology, but because of the stories the women tell."-Voice Literary Supplement
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