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Arab Women Voice New Realities

Co-edited by Roseanne Saad Khalaf and Dima Nasser

The discourse of Arab women speaking out, refusing to be silent, and voicing their experiences, is alive and ever-growing. Arab Women Voice New Realities presents an archive of living, breathing stories of women making promises and confessions, women coming to terms with traumatic pasts, negotiating complex present realities, and imagining alternative liberating futures. This collection attempts to bridge the gap among women writers, seasoned and novice. It spans a large geographical space, uncovers the depth of distinct experiences, and ultimately offers a platform for voice and visibility to the new Arab woman. These stories are instantiations, records, and they will never be told in the same way again. Seldom do we get the chance to see a literary project through in a relatively short period of time, especially one which involves many writers, translators, artists, designers and publishing members.

Contributors: Zena El-Khalil, Inaam Kachahi, Adania Shibli, Amany Al-Sayyed, Aisha Isam, Irada Al-Jubouri, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Raya Hajj, Youmna Bou Hadir, Shahd Al-Shammari, Fatima Mahmoud, Fatima Bdeir, Huda Al-Attas, Gabi Toufiq, Zeinab Al-Tahan, Mishka Mojabber-Mourani, Nisreen Sinjab, Reem Rashash-Shaaban, Yasmina Hatem, Nadia Tabbara, Sima Qunsol, Cyrene Bader, Zeina Abi Assy, Hind Shoufani, Rima Rantisi, Zaina Erhaim, Hafsa Bouheddou, Yasmine Haj, Rula Baalbaki, Michelle Hartman, and Amahl Khouri.

December 2017

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