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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 87-106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Blue Aubergine (1998) as representative of the New Age feminist writing of Jil al-Tisʾinaat. This antiestablishment form of feminism rebelled against the ideologies of previous movements. It distorted the conventional binaries, such as secular versus Islamic, and promoted hybridity. Finally, it...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 69-70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... between fiction, tribal poetry, and autobiography, presents “the physical, cultural, and spiritual texture of everyday life in a Bedouin household.” Anishchenkova also reads al-Tahawy, in this case Blue Aubergine (1998). She claims that this hybrid, polyphonic, and intertextual novel represents the “New...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 1-2.
Published: 01 March 2017
... “East.” miriam cooke introduces a themed section of three articles on Egyptian women writers. While each author zooms in on a different literary work—Zimu Niu on Nawal El Saadawi’s Circling Song , Valerie Anishchenkova on Miral al-Tahawy’s Blue Aubergine , and Caroline Seymour-Jorn on al-Tahawy’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107-123.
Published: 01 March 2017
...) in 2000 (translated as Blue Aubergine , 2002 ). Her 2010 novel Brūklīn Hāyts (translated as Brooklyn Heights , 2011 ), explores the experience of a young Bedouin woman who moves to New York to teach Arabic. It won the 2010 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature and was short-listed for the 2011...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265-286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... novels, such as The Blue Aubergine (1998), Gazelle Tracks (2008), and Brooklyn Heights (2010), al-Tahawy is considered by many reviewers, commentators, and readers an autobiographical writer. The struggles of being raised in a conservative Bedouin community of the Nile Delta seem to reverberate in...