Opening the Gates

Century of Arab Feminist Writing

Edited by Margot Badran - Miriam Cooke

Opening the Gates

Edited by Margot Badran, Miriam Cooke

Publisher: Virago Press Ltd

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Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 14 June 1990

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ISBN: 1853810312 ISBN 13: 9781853810312

Opening the Gates

An anthology of Arab feminist writing, giving an insight into the lives of Arab women, from Morocco to the Arabian peninsula, spanning a century and a quarter. Personal letters, speeches, fiction and poetry challenge Arab patriarchy and are an eloquent refutation of the myth of western feminism. Top page

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An anthology of Arab feminist writing, giving an insight into the lives of Arab women, from Morocco to the Arabian peninsula, spanning a century and a quarter. Personal letters, speeches, fiction and poetry challenge Arab patriarchy and are an eloquent refutation of the myth of western feminism. Margot Badran is the author of "War's Other Voices-Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War 1975-82". Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Virago Press Ltd

City: London

Pages: 416

More info: height 235 mm width 154 mm weight 665 gr

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC20) 892.70809287 Library of Congress Subject: Arabic literature Collections

Record updated at: 03 July, 2014 time: 18:45

Summary Opening the Gates Growing up to be a woman writer in Lebanon (1986), Etel Adnan; Warda al-Turk (1867), Warda al-Yaziji; who are you, Claire Gebeyli? (1968), Nadia Tueni; difficult journey - mountainous journey (1984, Fadwa Tuqan; farewell, bethrothal, wedding (1945), Huda Shaarawi; Amina (1985), Shirley Saad; the protected one (1967),Samira Azzam; seventy years later (1970), Ulfa Idelbi; lecture on clitoridectomy to the midwives of touil (1987), Zainaba Mauritanian; who'll be the man? (1978) honour (1981), Alifa Rifaat; I saw her and that's enough (1981) in a contemporary house (1981), Khairiya Saqqaf; Hasan's wives (1970), Wadida Wassef; women, nationalism and religion in the Algerian Struggle (1987), Marie-Aimee, Helie-Lucas; the eyes in the mirror (1981), Daisy al-Amir; the silk bands (1988); Noha Radwan; rejection; the results of circumstances in words and deeds (1887/8), Aisha al-Taimuriya; bad deeds of men - injustice (1909), Bahithat al-Badiya; our constitution - we the liberated women, Ghada Samman; September birds (1962), Emily Nasrallah; a girl called apple (1981), Hanan al-Shaikh; the house of obedience (1962), Ihsan Assal; the excised (1982), Evelyne Accad; house of arrest (1965), Andree Chedid; personal papers (1973), May Muzaffar; my mother (1946), Fadhma Amrouche; Rima (1988), Samar Attar; activism; the dawn of the Arabic women;s press (1892), Hind Nawfal; fair and equal treatment (1891), Zainab Fawwaz; a lecture in the club of the Umma party (1909), Bahithat al-Badiya; Warda al-Yaziji (1924), May Ziyada; the elopement and the impossible joy (1958), Qut al-Qulub; the effects of books and novels and morals - the differences between man and women (1920), Nabawiya Musa; unveiling and veiling (1928) the young woman and the Shaikhs, Nazira Zain al-Din; double standard (1925), Saiza Nabarawi; the voice of happiness (1964), Zoubeida Bittari; the gate of heaven is open (1987), Farida Benlyazid; two faces, one woman (1980), Nuha Samara; from tumbling on the snow (1982), Huda Naamani; who's cleverer, man or woman?, Fatima Mernissi; my life (1985), Chaibia; eight eyes (1975), Sufi Abdallah; pan-arab Feminism (1944), Huda Shaarawi; Arab women's intellectual heritage (1944), Zahiya Dughan; we Egyptian Women (1949), Inji Aflaun; Islam and the constitutional rights of women (1952), Duriya Shafiq; feast of unveiling (1973) why, reverend Shaikh? (1976), Amina said; challenges facing young women in the the 20th century (1987), Nahid Toubia; legal rights of the Egyptian women (1988); an unveiled voice (1988), Amatalrluf al-Shanki; introduction to Nawal al-Saadawi's ferdaous (1983), Assia Djebar; reflections of a feminist (1986), Nawal al- Saadawi. Top page

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