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Lisa Suhair Majaj's Books

Geographies of Light
This collection spans geographies of war, homelessness, homemaking, longing, and hope as it travels through Palestinian, Lebanese, Jordanian, American and other landscapes. Informed by depth of experience and a resilient humanism, these poems seek to transform landscapes of devastation to geographies of light. Meena Alexander writes about this book, "Out of the dispersal...
Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women's Novels
Co-edited by Lisa Suhair Majaj, Therese Saliba and Paula Sunderman. A collection of original essays by leading authorities in the field on nine contemporary Arab women novelists from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine, focusing on texts available in English translation. Authors discussed include Nawal El Saadawi, Salwa Bakr, Andree Chedid, Sahar Khalifeh, Liana Badr, Hoda...
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Co-edited by Lisa Suhair Majaj and Amal Amireh. The first-ever book-length collection of essays on the Lebanese/French/American author and artist Etel Adnan, this volume brings together essays that respond to the depth of vision and experience in Adnan's writing and art and that place her artistic accomplishments within wider literary contexts. The volume includes a separate...
Going Global
Co-edited by Amal Amireh and Lisa Suhair Majaj. By investigating the undertaking of reading and writing about third world women and their narratives, Going Global opens up vital questions about how we receive texts. How might third world women be represented to meet first world expectations? In an increasingly global context, how do the politics of inclusion and exclusion shape the...