Middle East Women Writers


The emergence of women writers in the Middle East from nineteenth century poets to 21st century bloggers. Novels, short stories, autobiographies and poetry dealing with Arab, Turkish, Persian and Israeli women’s experiences as well as rights in the home and in politics, war, colonialism, religion and sexuality. Writers include Syrian Samman, Idilbi; Egyptian Sha’arawi, El Saadawi, Lebanese al-Shaykh, Barakat; Palestinian Khalifa, Tuqan; Iraqi al-Malaika and Riverbend; Algerian Djebar; Turkish Aliye and Edip; Persian Ebadi, Farokhzad and Satrapi; Israeli Ravikowich and Castel Bloom. One course.

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Islamic Studies

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