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Distant View of a Minaret (87 Edition)

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ISBN10: 0435909126
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Horrible, beautiful, comforting, divine and devilish all at thesame time. - Jan MorrisMore convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society. Her writing articulates a subtle revolt against, and a sympathetic insight into, the place of women in the essentially male-dominated Islamic environment. Change, development, and understanding are called for but the invocation is couched in specifically Arab terms; her inspiration lies not in the Women's Movement of the West but remains within a strictly religious, even Orthodox Qur'anic framework.

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Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society.

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WY, March 10, 2014 (view all comments by WY)
Alifa Rifaat has magnificent prose, even in translation. She evokes haunting images and makes Egypt come alive through individualized portraits and highly complex characterizations.
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ISBN:
9780435909123
Author:
Rifaat, Alifa
Publisher:
Heinemann
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
History and criticism
Series:
African Writers Series
Series Volume:
196
Publication Date:
19870720
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
126
Dimensions:
7.77x5.08x.35 in. .20 lbs.

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