Opening the gates: a century of Arab feminist writing
"Published by arrangement with Virago Press, London"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references and index. Growing up to be a woman writer in Lebanon / Etel Adnan -- Warda al-Turk / Warda al-Yaziji -- Who are you, Claire Gebeyli? / Nadia Tueni -- Difficult journey, mountainous journey / Fadwa Tuqan -- Farewell, bethrothal, wedding (c. 1945) / Huda Shaarawi -- Amina / Shirley Saad -- The protected one / Samira Azzam -- Seventy years later / Ulfa Idelbi -- Lecture on clitoridectomy to the midwives of Touil / Zainaba -- Who'll be the man? ; Honour / Alifa Rifaat -- I saw her and that's enough ; In a contemporary house / Khairiya Saqqaf -- Hasan's wives / Wadida Wassef -- People / Nadia Guendouz -- Women, nationalism and religion in the Algerian struggle / Marie-Aim�e Helie-Lucas -- The eyes in the mirror / Daisy al-Amir -- The silk bands / Noha Radwan. The results of circumstances in words and deeds ; Family reform / Aisha al-Taimuriya -- Bad deeds of men : injustice / Bahithat al-Badiya -- Our constitution : we the liberated women / Ghada Samman -- September birds / Emily Nasrallah -- A girl called apple / Hanan al-Shaikh -- The house of obedience / Ihsan Assal -- The excised / Evelyne Accad -- House of arrest / Andr�e Chedid -- Personal papers / May Muzaffar-- My mother / Fadhma Amrouche -- Rima / Samar Attar -- Eyes / Nawal al-Saadawi -- The dawn of the Arabic Women's Press / Hind Nawfal -- Fair and equal treatment / Zainab Fawwaz -- A lecture in the club of the Umma Party / Bahithat al-Badiya -- Warda al-Yaziji / May Ziyada -- The elopement and the impossible joy / Qut al-Qulub -- The effects of books and novels and morals ; The differences between men and women / Nabawiya Musa. Unveiling and veiling ; The young woman and the shaikhs / Nazira Zain al-Din -- Double standard / Saiza Nabarawi -- The voice of happiness / Zoubeida Bittari -- The gate of heaven is open / Farida Benlyazid -- Two faces, one woman / Nuha Samara -- From Tumbling on the snow / Huda Naamani -- Who's cleverer, man or woman? / Fatima Mernissi -- My life / Chaibia -- Eight eyes / Sufi Abdallah -- Pan-Arab feminism / Huda Shaarawi -- Arab women's intellectual heritage / Zahiya Dughan -- We Egyptian women / Inji Aflatun -- Islam and the constitutional rights of women / Duriya Shafiq -- Feast of unveiling ; Why Reverend Shaikh? / Amina Said -- Challenges facing young women in the twentieth century / Nahid Toubia -- Legal rights of the Egyptian women / Group of Egyptian Women. An unveiled voice / Amatalrauf al-Sharki -- Introduction to Nawal al-Saadawi's Ferdaous / Assia Djebar -- Reflections of a feminist / Nawal al-Saadawi.
- LCC: HQ1784
- Dewey Decimal: 305.42/0917/4927
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xxxvi, 412 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk.)
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