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Women Writing Africa: The Northern Region
The fourth volume, focused on Northern Africa, includes more than 100 texts from Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia. This pioneering volume includes works from 3000 BCE to the present; from an Egyptian Queen's marriage proposal to contemporary women promoting new marriage and family laws. In addition to Berber poetry and oral history, much prose in the ...more
Paperback, 696 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by The Feminist Press at CUNY
(first published November 1st 2008)
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Jun 06, 2014 Jamila rated it it was amazing
Every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be. This is a thorough, multi-disciplinary, multilingual and multi-faceted work bringing together the voices of women throughout North Africa's rich and extended history. It features oral and written texts, poetry, stories, political documents, letters, etc. giving it a very diverse and dense read. I also really appreciate the introductions, which give a good historical groundwork for the text to be read. It was not only helpful for framing some of the ...more