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Women Claim Islam

Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature

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Women Claim Islam by Miriam Cooke
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This text presents the literature of contemporary Islamic feminist authors, and analyzes their strategies for self-definition and self-empowerment. Illustrating the tremendous strides that Arab women have made towards independence since the 1970s, it seeks to shatter prevailing stereotypes. It also provides an alternative feminist understanding of recent, significant events such as the Gulf War. Miriam Cooke brings to a wide audience a multitude of voices that need to be heard. She opens the floodgates on women's Islamic literature, featuring writers like Assia Djebar, Nawal El Saadawi, Fatima Mernissi, and Zaynab al-Ghazali.

Author Biography

Miriam Cooke is Professor and Director of Asian and African Languages and Literatures at Duke University. She is the author of Women and the War Story (1997) and Gendering War Talk (1993), and co-editor of Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (1990).
Release date NZ
November 8th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
152x229x15
ISBN-13
9780415925549
Product ID
1682676

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