Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing

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Margot Badran, Miriam Cooke
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Social Science - 412 pages
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Opening the Gates includes more than sixty selections, drawn from almost the entire Arab world. Arranged around the themes of awareness, rejection, and activism, the selections give strong voice universally held yearnings often in conflict with deep-seated traditions.

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A collection of Arab feminist writing, from the 1920s through the 1980s. I rarely enjoy translated works (the language so often feels stilted and unnatural), and sadly, these were no exception. There ... Read full review


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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 Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University and author of several books, most recently "Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official" (Duke, 2007) and "Nazira Zeineddine: Biography of an Islamic Feminist Pioneer" (Oneworld, 2010).

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