Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam

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Shahrazad, the legendary fictional storyteller who spun the tales of the 1,001 Arabian Nights, has long been rendered as a silent exotic beauty by Western film and fiction adaptations. Now, she talks back to present a new image of Muslim women. In Liberating Shahrazad , Suzanne Gauch analyzes how postcolonial writers and filmmakers from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia have reclaimed the storyteller in order to portray Muslim women in ways that highlight their power to shape their own destinies. Gauch looks at Maghrebian ...

Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648832

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Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648825

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