Seen and Heard: A Century of Arab Women in Literature and Culture

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Olive Branch Press, 2004 - History - 169 pages
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"New York University professor Mona Mikhail's new collection of essays casts a wide net over literature, film, popular culture, and the law in order to investigate the living, often rapidly changing, reality of Arab women and their societies. Whether she examines Egyptian wedding customs, contemporary rewritings of the Shahrazad story, or women in North African novels, Mikhail sheds valuable light on the role of Arab women within Islam and within the Arab world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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On the heels of Azar Nafisi's immensely popular Reading Lolita in Tehran, Mikhail (Arabic & comparative literature, NYU; Images of Arab Women: Fact and Fiction) makes a significant contribution to a ... Read full review

Contents

Growing up in Egypt at the Turn of the 20th Century
1
Films and Social Change
30
Women and VowMaking
39
Copyright

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