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Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999 [Hardcover]

By Radwa Ashour (Editor), Ferial J. Ghazoul (Editor), Hasna Reda-mekdashi (Editor) & Mandy McClure (Translator)
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Arab womens writing in the modern age began with Aisha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique studyfirst published in Arabic in 2004looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab womens literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a meticulously researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section, in nine essays that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab world examine the origin and evolution of womens writing in each country in the region, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing.

The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each authors published works. This section also includes Arab womens writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English.

With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, womens studies, or comparative literature. Contributors: Emad Abu Ghazi, Radwa Ashour, Mohammed Berrada, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Subhi Hadidi, Haydar Ibrahim, Yumna al-Id, Suad al-Mani, Iman al-Qadi, Amina Rachid, Huda al-Sadda, Hatim al-Sakr.

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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Pages   526
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2008
Publisher   American University in Cairo Press
ISBN  9774161467  
ISBN13  9789774161469  

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More About Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Hasna Reda-mekdashi & Mandy McClure

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! RADWA ASHOUR is an Egyptian writer and scholar. She has written seven novels, three collections of short stories, and four books of criticism, and she supervised and edited the Arabic translation of Volume 9 of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism (2006). She is currently professor of English and comparative literature at Ain Shams University, Cairo.

Radwa Ashour has an academic affiliation as follows - Ain Shams University, Cairo.

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