Intersections: Gender, Nation, and Community in Arab Women's Novels

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Lisa Suhair Majaj, Paula W. Sunderman, Therese Saliba
Syracuse University Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 287 pages
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A true intersection of Arab women's texts that challenges and rewrites the traditional boundaries of nation, gender, and community. This rigorously documented collection brings together for the first time original essays by leading authorities in the field on nine contemporary Arab women novelists from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Palestine. The work focuses on texts available in English translation and explores with great theoretical sophistication the relationship of these authors' texts to contemporary phenomena of feminism, nationalism, post-colonialism, war, transnationalism, and societal change.
 

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Page xxix - The realities of power and authority — as well as the resistances offered by men, women, and social movements to institutions, authorities, and orthodoxies — are the realities that make texts possible, that deliver them to their readers, that solicit the attention of the critics.

About the author (2002)

Majaj is Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University and is a specialist on Arab women's writing.

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