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The myth of the silent woman : Moroccan women writers

Author: Suellen Diaconoff
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning in the 1980s and gathering force in the last decade of the twentieth century, Moroccan women writers have become the latest group of Middle Eastern women to break their silence by writing both fiction and non-fiction. The Myth of the Silent Woman examines representative French-language texts from Moroccan women writers. Suellen Diaconoff situates these works in a discourse of social justice and reform,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suellen Diaconoff
ISBN: 9781442697454 1442697458 9781442670129 1442670126
OCLC Number: 759157300
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: Morocco's new voices : women writers and the socio-political and cultural landscape --
Mernissi and Scheherazade in dialogue : rereading and acts of subversion --
The myth of the silent woman --
Transgressive narratives --
A prison narrative : female memory and a woman called 'Rachid' --
The female body and the body politic : harem and hammam --
Women and the city --
Scheherazade's (Moroccan) sisters : the poetics of identity and democracy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Suellen Diaconoff.
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Suellen Diaconoff situates French-language texts from Moroccan women writers in a discourse of social justice and reform, arguing that they contribute to the emerging national debate on democracy and  Read more...

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