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The Unfurling

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The Unfurling is the first collection of poems by a Saudi woman poet to ever be commercially published in the United States. Nimah's remarkable poetry conveys in literary English the joys, hopes, disappointments and expectations of millions of Muslim women and men throughout the world. Indeed her voice speaks to the truths in all our lives regardless of nationality. It is ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Selwa Press
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Miroku Nemeth
May 22, 2012 Miroku Nemeth rated it it was amazing

There is a wide breadth and a beautiful and sensitive depth to be found in the poetry found in this collection. Nimah writes of daily life, tradition, lovingly and tenderly of family, piously and from the soul of the beauty of Islam, but also of many problems, including male domination in Gulf society (though the strength of Arabian women is more than readily apparent as well), extremism and violence, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is an interesting book to experience for me, as I spent t
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
Jun 06, 2008 Meg - A Bookish Affair rated it it was amazing
I happened to be sitting close to the author's table in a restaurant in downtown DC so I overheard her speaking about the book, which prompted me to order the book. I really liked this book of poetry. I feel that it gave me a good look into the modern world of women in the Middle East.
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Oct 04, 2007 Lunar Star rated it liked it
It's a text which I enjoyed reading it. To see Saudi life from the eyes of a Saudi author. It is not a rebellion against our culture but a reflection to certain facts contrdicted with our Islamic teachings! Yet, it dipects how still many parts of our country are proud of their identity and talent -even in the shade and not taken to the surface yet-. A good poetry to read about women in Saudi Arabia.
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