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Contemporary Arab women writers : cultural expression in context

Author: Anastasia Valassopoulos
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book engages with contemporary Arab women writers from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Algeria. In spite of Edward Said's groundbreaking reappraisal of the uneven relationship between the West and the Arab world in Orientalism, there has been little postcolonial criticism of Arab writing. Anastasia Valassopoulos raises the profile of Arab women writers by examining how they negotiate contexts and experiences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasia Valassopoulos
ISBN: 9780415353557 0415353556 9780203307090 0203307097
OCLC Number: 123968891
Description: x, 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Women, not heroines or icons of modernity --
2. Again: Nawal El Saadawi --
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3. Danger and creativity: Lebanese war novelists --
4. The Garnet series: translations --
5. Ahlam Mosteghanemi and Ahdaf Soueif: 'physical textures' and 'exceptional events' --
6. Re-exoticizing the Orient.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 21.
Responsibility: Anastasia Valassopoulos.
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Revitalizing theoretical concepts associated with feminism, gender studies and cultural studies, this book explores how art history, popular culture, translation studies, psychoanalysis and news  Read more...

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