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Opening the Gates; An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

by Margot Badran & Miriam Cooke - £23.99  Indiana University Press (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780253217035 | ISBN 10: 0253217032

Themes that figure in the new edition include sexuality and the body, war and violence, relationships, breaking through glass ceilings, cyber networking, migration, and the expanded use of Islamic discourse by Arab women.

"An impressive collection of more than 50 piecesóessays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, film scripts, lectures/speechesóby Arab women challenging the widely accepted view of Middle Eastern women as submissive non-thinkers to whom feminism is a foreign concept."
"Anyone interested in good writing should read [Opening the Gates]. Here are first-class stories with the energy and freshness we expect from a beginning."
óDoris Lessing, The Independent

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 Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture and Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature at Duke University. Among her publications are War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War; Women and the War Story; Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature; and a novel, Hayati, My Life. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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