By Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul
Arab women’s writing within the smooth age started with ‘A’isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and different nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This specific study—first released in Arabic in 2004—looks on the paintings of these pioneers after which strains the advance of Arab women’s literature during the finish of the 20th century, and likewise features a meticulously researched, complete bibliography of writing by way of Arab ladies. within the first part, in 9 essays that disguise the Arab heart East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab global research the starting place and evolution of women’s writing in each one kingdom within the zone, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing.
The moment a part of the quantity comprises bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab ladies writers from the final 3rd of the 19th century via 1999. every one access features a brief biography and a bibliography of every author’s released works. This part additionally comprises Arab women’s writing in French and English, in addition to a bibliography of works translated into English.
With its vast scope and broad learn, this ebook is an critical source for a person attracted to Arabic literature, women’s reviews, or comparative literature.
Contributors: Emad Abu Ghazi, Radwa Ashour, Mohammed Berrada, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Subhi Hadidi, Haydar Ibrahim, Yumna al-‘Id, Su‘ad al-Mani‘, Iman al-Qadi, Amina Rachid, Huda al-Sadda, Hatim al-Sakr.