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Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women's Novels
Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women's Novels
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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 Barakat, Assia Djebar, Etel Adnan and Hana al-Shaykh. The essays explore the relationship of these authors' texts to contemporary phenomena of feminism, nationalism, postcolonialism, war, transnationalism and societal change. 
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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 Barakat, Assia Djebar, Etel Adnan and Hana al-Shaykh. The essays explore the relationship of these authors' texts to contemporary phenomena of feminism, nationalism, postcolonialism, war, transnationalism and societal change. 

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About Lisa

Lisa Suhair Majaj is a Palestinian-American poet, writer and critic. Author of the prize-winning poetry volume Geographies of Light (Del Sol Press, 2009), she has published her poetry and essays in over 90 journals and anthologies internationally. She is also co-editor of...

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Published Reviews

Dec.03.2012

"In Geographies of Light, Majaj writes exquisitely of the profound personal and collective loss that defines Palestinian history. Using intimate and compellingly honest, unaffected language...

Dec.12.2012

Majaj’s imagery is thick with vegetation, not just the figs we expect in Arab American poetry and the olive trees that are such symbols for Palestinian poetry, but asphodels and knotted fruit and American...