By Dalya Cohen-Mor

ISBN-10: 0791464199

ISBN-13: 9780791464199

ISBN-10: 1423744071

ISBN-13: 9781423744078

Such as sixty brief tales via 40 ladies writers from around the Arab international, this assortment opens a variety of home windows onto Arab tradition and society and gives prepared insights into what Arab ladies think and imagine. The tales deal not just with feminist concerns but in addition with themes of a social, cultural, and political nature. diversified kinds and modes of writing are represented, besides a range of suggestions and inventive ways, and the authors current many issues of view and numerous methods of fixing difficulties and confronting events in lifestyle. vigorous, outspoken, and provocative, those tales are crucial analyzing for someone drawn to the Arab global.

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I went to the living room to clear up the cups, plates, and ashtrays. The room was filled with smoke, and its air was stifling. I flung the window wide open, and a cold sea breeze blew in forcefully. Then I saw them moving away in the moonlight. At the Beach Buthayna al-Nasiri ¸¹º he three children jumped down the beach until they arrived at the water’s edge, where Layla submerged her toes and entered anxiously. After he had scooped a little water and splashed it on her back and she had screamed as though she had been stung, Mahmud followed her.

They washed up and ate supper. As soon as her brothers had vanished into the bedrooms, her mother summoned her to the hall, whereupon her father rose and went into the kitchen. ” her mother asked amicably. 30 That Summer Holiday 31 “We enjoyed it very much, and we won. Fathi collided and bled from the head, and Samir threw me to the ground, but I didn’t care. Tomorrow we have a final soccer match. We want to finish the game,” she replied enthusiastically. “Good, good,” the mother said, in an attempt to silence her.

Arab women have made great strides in freeing themselves from the bondage of illiteracy and seclusion, and have entered more productively into national life. While the liberation of women has not yet been fully attained, and many issues remain unresolved, major advances are clearly evident. The stories presented in this volume reveal that the Arab woman is changing both in her role and in her self-perception. Allowed to study, work, and travel, the Arab woman has gained more access to power and more control over her life.

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