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
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