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Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories - Alifa Rifaat, أليفة رفعت
Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories
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More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society. Her writing articulates a subtle revolt against, and a sympathetic insight into, the place of women in the... show more
More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society. Her writing articulates a subtle revolt against, and a sympathetic insight into, the place of women in the essentially male-dominated Islamic environment. Change, development, and understanding
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780435909123 (0435909126)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
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4.0 Egyptian Austen?
This is a collection of short stories, that are by and large short, set in Egypt (mostly Cairo), and told from the viewpoint of women. To say that Rifaat is a feminist, at least in the board Western use of the term wouldn’t quite be right. The stories are not advocating women moving out of the hou...
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