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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Christina Civantos The Egyptian feminist and educator Nabawiyya Musa (1886–1951), after publishing her autobiographical essays serially from 1938 to 1942, published them as a book under the title Ta’rikhi bi-qalami (My history, by my pen). This essay analyzes the material role of literacy and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Sara Pursley This article discusses the writings of Amina bint Haydar al-Sadr, a prolific Shi‘i intellectual and novelist in Najaf during the 1960s and 1970s more commonly known by her pen name Bint al-Huda (“Daughter of the Right Path”). It examines the author’s ambivalence about marriage in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Mervat F. Hatem This paper examines the work of Egyptian ‘A’isha Abdel Rahman (who acquired the pen name of Bint al-Shati’ in the 1930s) on the tarajim (biographies) of women of the prophetic households published in the 1950s and the 1960s. It begins by shedding light on personal and intellectual...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 March 2018
... others which had gone astray She is a rebel who uses her pen and her voice, her ideas and her literature to break walls and hurdles so we can build gardens where we breathe hope Do not lament the darkness of this period, oh miriam As this darkness will inevitably end And as we await the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 126.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Yaqub (Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Art: Th e Oral Poetry Dueling of Palestinian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 July 2013
... fraught relationship with her pen. What did it mean, she asks, for a respectable Egyptian woman to pick up a pen at a time when such an action was considered inappropriate, vulgar, and even dangerous since only men or European women were authorized to JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 122–124.
Published: 01 November 2006
... eager to visit and off er support, and the grandmothers continuously advise the couple to have another child. Th e novel explores the strains endured by the couple, haunted by memories and apprehensive of what might hap- pen next. Th e narrator becomes pregnant again and slowly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 119–122.
Published: 01 November 2006
... eager to visit and off er support, and the grandmothers continuously advise the couple to have another child. Th e novel explores the strains endured by the couple, haunted by memories and apprehensive of what might hap- pen next. Th e narrator becomes pregnant again and slowly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Surah and to Ibn Hazm’s iconic text The Ring of the Dove . The transformation of the protagonist’s name into N. in part 2 allegorically connects it with the sixty-eighth Quranic Surah The Pen ( al-Qalam ), also titled Nun . 9 One of the signs of the Sacred Text, the pen emphasizes the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., these writers reflect on their own experiences as chroniclers in time of war. For example, Said Makdisi ( 1999 [1990], 22) wonders, “How to write, what form to choose.” Samman ( 1997 [1976], 5) questions the role of the writer: “Why hadn’t I learned how to take up arms—not just the pen. . . . Whenever...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 July 2007
... explores rather than states, evokes rather than invokes. Assia Djebar (the pen name of Fatma-Zohra Imalhayene) is an ac- claimed Algerian novelist and feminist. Th is novel incorporates feminist issues as a subtext while delineating a gallery of characters. Th e genius of Djebar...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 197–199.
Published: 01 November 2010
... articulated. Bouih writes, “We became acquainted with each other in silence and darkness Our fingers dex- terously and warily began to write on each other’s ribs Fingers were transformed into pens, the sides of chests into pages” (11). Although the blindfolds were removed after Bouih and her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 July 2014
... living abroad, and part of a larger trend of memoir writing in Iran. A large number of these memoirs are written by women, the most famous of which were also penned by women writing primarily about the first decade of the Islamic Republic, such as Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 March 2015
... particular were regarded by colonial officials and their own parents as interlocateurs (interlocutors) in French Saharan imperialism reborn—or perhaps merely extended in space, from Algeria. Palmieri explores this through the rare and painful memoir penned by Muhammad Tahar Jarari, who attended a French...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... away, before he wrote down with his Parker pen a diagnosis: ‘For domestic services only.’ Thus Hamidu became a house servant” (82). Hamidu’s “death” entails loss of phallus and military uniform and his expected identity as a “privileged member of patriarchy.” Reluctantly, Hamidu acknowledges that his...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 35–59.
Published: 01 July 2006
... further the work of the pioneers in journalism who participated with their pens and voices in debates over the “woman question.” In a region where female illiteracy claims a high percentage of women, it would seem almost irrelevant to talk about women’s appro- priation of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2019
... appeared in book form, bore the log line “Riwaya wataniyya bi-qalam watani” (A patriotic novel by a patriotic pen). 10 Karam’s original novels are all more than three hundred pages in length and make use of first-person narration by women, with sporadic appearances by largely off-scene male characters...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Turkey in particular. Th at culture, especially as far as it concerns women, is examined from a slightly unconventional perspective. Like many of their male peers, it is argued, some of these “women of the pen” were, and are, not simply artists or scribes, but in certain respects the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 March 2014
... screenings in Khartoum, and another at the Sudan Studies Association 2001 meetings, for which twenty-five years later, Hale (2001, 19) penned a vivid memoir of her experiences in the Sudan Studies Newsletter: [Shariffe] wanted to use the destroyed seaport and the glorious crum...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 116–122.
Published: 01 November 2005
... or pseudonyms even may have been Zeyneb and Melek. However, their transformation from political exile to harem escapee and the Orientalist imagery that drips from their pens might easily have been the work of Ellison simply reworking their letters and adding new ones of her own creation as...