Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

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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." -Booklist

"Anyone 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 Independent

"This 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 Weekly

"This 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 World

"An 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

Product Details

Price
£24.99
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780253217035
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