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A12. Women’s Voices in Islamic Society

  • 09/08/2016
  • 10/06/2016
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/08/2016, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 09/15/2016, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 09/22/2016, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 09/29/2016, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/06/2016, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
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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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