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Aouadi Leila (University of Tunis)
The Politics of Location and Sexuality in Leila Ahmed's and Nawal El Saadawi's Life Narratives
International Studies : Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal, 2014, vol. 16, s. 35-50, bibliogr. 28 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Literatura, Pozycja kobiety w społeczeństwie, Płeć, Islam, Seksualność
Literature, Women's position in society, Gender, Islam, Sexuality
Bliski Wschód
Middle East
This article explores Leila Ahmed's A Border Passage, and Nawal El Saadawi's Memoirs from the Women's Prison, A Daughter of Isis, and Walking Through Fire. It contrasts their works and argues that location and genderawareness play an important role in the writing of autobiographies. The focus is on showing how El Saadawi's positioning as a feminist activist in Egypt and Ahmed's location in the USA determine the texts' themes and shape the construction of the autobiographical "I." (original abstract)
Pełny tekst
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