Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing

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An anthology of Arab feminist writing, giving an insight into the lives of Arab women, from Morocco to the Arabian peninsula, spanning a century and a quarter. Personal letters, speeches, fiction and poetry challenge Arab patriarchy and are an eloquent refutation of the myth of western feminism. Margot Badran is the author of "War's Other Voices-Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War 1975-82".

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Opening the Gates includes more than sixty selections, drawn from almost the entire Arab world. Arranged around the themes of awareness, rejection, and activism, the selections give strong voice universally held yearnings often in conflict with deep-seated traditions.

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