Voices in the Desert: The Anthology of Arabic-Canadian Women Writers

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These nine stories are representative of an literature that exploded onto the Canadian literary scene in the 1970s, produced in first-generation Arabic-Canadian feminist literary circles. Reflective of the rich and varied experiences of these women, it appears in various genres and covers styles ranging from the realist to the postmodernist. Written in French, English, and Arabic, this literature bears the indelible mark of exile, and can presently join ranks with "other ...
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Overview

These nine stories are representative of an literature that exploded onto the Canadian literary scene in the 1970s, produced in first-generation Arabic-Canadian feminist literary circles. Reflective of the rich and varied experiences of these women, it appears in various genres and covers styles ranging from the realist to the postmodernist. Written in French, English, and Arabic, this literature bears the indelible mark of exile, and can presently join ranks with "other solitudes" Canada has come to acknowledge, admit, and embrace.

Author Biography: Elizabeth Dahab is a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550711691
  • Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Prose Series 63 Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.01 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
Lead Blues 17
Spring Can Wait 31
Dounia-a-World 46
Veiled Women, Unveiled Fundamentalism 68
Blue Night 88
The Double Tale of Exile 99
The Metamorphoses of Ishtar 104
The Moment Matters Not 109
Daughter of Palestine 117
Bio-Bibliographies 130
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