Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing (Paperback)

£25.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Praise for the first edition:"An impressive collection of more than 50 pieces-essays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, film scripts, lectures/speeches-by Arab women challenging the widely accepted view of Middle Eastern women as submissive non-thinkers to whom feminism is a foreign concept." -Booklist"Anyone interested in good writing should read [Opening the Gates]. Here are first-class stories with the energy and freshness we expect from a beginning." -Doris Lessing, The Independent"This collection of stories, speeches, essays, poems and memoirs bears fierce testimony to a tradition of brave Arab feminist writing in the face of subjugation by a Muslim patriarchy."-Publishers Weekly"This impressive collection of writings by Arab women... represent[s] a powerful series of vignettes by women who were both insightful and gifted, into the lives of women who have lived 'behind the veil' over the last 100 years."-Arab Book World"An expression of indigenous, intrepid feminism in the Arab world."-Ms."Opening the Gates succeeds not because of its methodology, but because of the stories the women tell."-Voice Literary Supplement

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/09/2004 ISBN-13: 9780253217035  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Margot Badran is Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Preceptor at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University. Her books include Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt, as well as Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist: Huda Shaarawi, which she translated, edited, and introduced. Her permanent residence is in Cairo, Egypt.miriam cooke is Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture and Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature at Duke University. Among her publications are War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War; Women and the War Story; Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature; and a novel, Hayati, My Life. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

More books by Margot Badran

More books by Miriam Cooke

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Blood and Guts in High School
(Paperback)
Kathy Acker
 
 
£8.99
 
Against Marriage: An Egalitarian...
(Hardback)
Clare Chambers
 
 
£25.00
 
Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants
(Paperback)
Jill Soloway
 
 
£8.99
 
Politics with Beauvoir: Freedom in ...
(Paperback)
Lori Jo Marso
 
 
£22.99
 
Latest Blog
Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors
16/08/2017

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

#FoylesFive: Creative Women
14/08/2017

Meg from the Web Team tells us why she loves to learn about creative, dynamic women.

Blog - What are the Books Teachers Never Tire of Teaching?
14/08/2017

The Secret Teacher talks about the books that keep on giving year after year.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd