Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing

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Margot Badran, Miriam Cooke
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Social Science - 412 pages
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Opening the Gates includes more than sixty selections, drawn from almost the entire Arab world. Arranged around the themes of awareness, rejection, and activism, the selections give strong voice universally held yearnings often in conflict with deep-seated traditions.

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

User Review  - tala - Goodreads

obvs didn't read the whole thing bc it's an anthology but it's gr9 and we need more anthologies like this (since this is the only one of its kind in existence i presume) Read full review

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

User Review  - Lamya - Goodreads

Keep on coming back to this book in the course of my research . Especially to the entry by Yemeni feminist ( who died recently during Yemen's Revolution of hepatitis c) Amatalrauf al-Shirki whom i met amd talked to in Aden/ Yemen when she conducted a workshop that i was invited to attend. Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Margot Badran is Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Preceptor at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University. Her books include FEMINISTS, ISLAM, AND NATION: GENDER AND THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT, as well as HAREM YEARS: THE MEMOIRS OF AN EGYPTIAN FEMINIST: HUDA SHAARAWI, which she translated, edited, and introduced. Her permanent residence is in Cairo, Egypt.

miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University and author of several books, most recently "Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official" (Duke, 2007) and "Nazira Zeineddine: Biography of an Islamic Feminist Pioneer" (Oneworld, 2010).

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