Publisher description for Women claim Islam : creating Islamic feminism through literature / Miriam Cooke.


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Women Claim Islam analyzes the stories and autobiographies of contemporary Muslim Arab women who have literally written themselves into the history of the twentieth century. This provocative collection addresses the ways in which Arab women writers are using Islam to empower themselves, and theorizes the conditions that have made the appearance of these new voices possible.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Muslim women -- Arab countries -- History -- 20th century.
Muslim women -- Arab countries -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Feminism -- Arab countries -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism in literature.