Despite the constraints of traditional patriarchy, Muslim women have produced a remarkable body of modern fiction. In this course, we will read a small sampling of works by accomplished women writers from Algeria and Egypt.
GROUP LEADER: Lillian Corti has a PhD in Comparative Literature, City University, New York, and has taught French, Comparative Literature, and Women’s Studies. She was a Fulbright scholar in the Congo and has published articles on her research in African literature.
REQUIRED BOOKS: (1) Assia Djebar, A Sister to Scheherazade ISBN13-978-0435086220. (2) Nawal El Saadawi, God Dies by the Nile, ISBN 86232-295-2. (3) Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero, ISBN 0-86232-110-7. [If these editions are not available, any edition will do.]
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