Table of contents for Arab women writers : an anthology of short stories / collected, translated, and introduced by Dalya Cohen-Mor.

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Acknowledgments	xi
Introduction	xvi
This Anthology	xvi
Arab Women Writers: A Brief Sketch	xviii
Thematic Aspects	xxiv
Modes of Writing	xxxix
Arab Women: Old Images, New Profiles	xlvii
Part I Growing up Female	1
Samiya At'ut (Palestine) That Summer Holiday	2
Umayma al-Khamis (Saudi Arabia) The Lost Note	5
Nura Amin (Egypt) Let's Play Doctor	13
Radwa Ashour (Egypt) In the Moonlight	17
Buthayna al-Nasiri (Iraq) At the Beach	20
Mona Ragab (Egypt) A Helping Hand	25
Fawziya Rashid (Bahrain) In the Recesses of Memory	26
Sharifa al-Shamlan (Saudi Arabia) Fragments from a Life	30
Najiya Thamir (Syria) The Slave	33
Part II Love and Sexuality	39
Nawal al-Saadawi (Egypt) The Picture	40
Latifa al-Zayyat (Egypt) The Picture	47
Layla al-Uthman (Kuwait) The Picture	57
Nafila Dhahab (Tunisia) The Smile	64
Nura Amin (Egypt) My Mother's Friend	67
Hayah Bin al-Shaykh (Tunisia) A Worthless Woman	69
Part III Male-Female Relations	74
Colette Suhayl al-Khuri (Syria) Where To?	75
Layla Ba'labakki (Lebanon) The Cat	80
Fadila al-Faruq (Algeria) The Woman of My Dreams	87
Samiya At'ut (Palestine) Mozart's Fez	90
Samira Azzam (Palestine) A Virgin Continent	91
Nadiya Khust (Syria) Two Old People	98
Part IV Marriage	104
Ihsan Kamal (Egypt) A Mistake in the Knitting	105
Alifa Rifaat (Egypt) My Wedding Night	116
Sahar al-Muji (Egypt) The Dummy	125
Daisy al-Amir (Iraq) The Cat, the Maid, and the Wife	127
Hanan al-Shaykh (Lebanon) Sun, I Am the Moon	133
Zuhur Wanisi (Algeria) The Dreadful Sea	144
Mayy Ziyada (Palestine) The Lady with the Story	152
Hanan al-Shaykh (Lebanon) The Persian Rug	161
Aliya Mamdouh (Iraq) The Dream	167
Sakina Fuad (Egypt) Pharaoh Is Drowning Again	172
Part V Childbearing	181
Ihsan Kamal (Egypt) The Spider's Web	182
Rafiqat al-Tabi'a (Morocco) A Man and a Woman	190
Sufi Abdallah (Egypt) Half a Woman	194
Ramziya Abbas al-Iryani (Yemen) Heir Apparent	201
Daisy al-Amir (Iraq) The Newcomer	205
Part VI Self-Fulfillment	209
Salwa Bakr (Egypt) International Women's Day	210
Layla Ba'labakki (Lebanon) The Filly Became a Mouse	217
Umayma al-Khamis (Saudi Arabia) Restoration	225	Umayma al-Khamis (Saudi Arabia)	Waiting for Hayla	226
Sahar al-Muji (Egypt) The Closely Guarded Secret	229
Mona Ragab (Egypt) I Will Never Forfeit My Right	230
Fadila al-Faruq (Algeria) Homecoming	234
Zabya Khamis (United Arab Emirates) Fearful Memories	238
Part VII Customs and Values	243
Samira Azzam (Palestine) Tears for Sale	244
Ramziya Abbas al-Iryani (Yemen) An Affair of Honor	250
Fawziya Rashid (Bahrain) Questioning	256
Emily Nasrallah (Lebanon) The Dinosaur	260
Hadya Sa'id (Lebanon) Moonstruck	268
Khayriya al-Saqqaf (Saudi Arabia) A Moment of Truth	273
Daisy al-Amir (Iraq) The Future	276
Suhayr al-Tall (Jordan) The Gallows	283
Part VIII The Winds of Change	287
Ulfat al-Idilbi (Syria) The Breeze of Youth	288
Suhayr al-Qalamawi (Egypt) A Successful Woman	297
Radwa Ashour (Egypt) He Wants to Make Sure	304
Nafila Dhahab (Tunisia) Short and Sassy	311
Samiya At'ut (Palestine) The Collapse of Barriers	313
Salwa Bakr (Egypt) The Beginning	316
Nuzha Bin Sulayman (Morocco) A Moment of Contemplation	323
Mona Ragab (Egypt) I Will Try Tomorrow	326
Notes	329
About the Authors	335

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Short stories, Arabic -- Translations into English.
Arabic fiction -- Women authors -- Translations into English.