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@FM:Contents Illustrations 000 Foreword, miriam cooke 000 Acknowledgments 000 Contributors 000 Introduction: Contemporary Arab Women's Autobiographical Writings 000 Artistic Works Discussed 000 Part One: Autobiographical Writings and Cultural Hybridity 1. Passage Through the Harem: Historicizing a Western Obsession in Leila Ahmed's A Border Passage: From Cairo to Americaa Woman's Journey Bernadette Andrea 000 2. Dismembering the Gaze: Speleology and Vivisection in Assia Djebar's L'amour, la fantasia Karina Eileraas 000 3. Yasmina, an Autodiegetic Character: Herstory and History Benaouda Lebdai 000 Part Two: Autobiographical Writings and Transnationalism 4. Poetic Geographies: Interracial Insurgency in Arab American Autobiographical Spaces Keith Feldman 000 5. Postnational Ethics, Postcolonial Politics: Raimonda Tawil's My Home, My Prison Jamil Khader 000 6. A Muslim Woman Writes Back: Leila Abouzeid's Return to Childhood: The Memoir of a Modern Moroccan Woman Pauline Homsi Vinson 000 Part Three: Autobiographical Writings and Communal Identity 7. Voices Across the Frontier: Fatima Mernissi's Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood Filiz Turhan-Swenson 000 8. To Undo What the North Has Done: Fragments of a Nation and Arab Collectivism in the Fiction of Ahdaf Soueif Mrinalini Chakravorty 000 9. Weaving Poetic Autobiographies: Individual and Communal Identities in the Poetry of Mohja Kahf and Suheir Hammad Carol Fadda-Conrey 000 Part Four: The Personal and the Political in Autobiographical Writings 10. Arab Women Write the Trauma of Imprisonment and Exile Daphne M. Grace 000 11. A Journey of Belonging: A Global(ized) Self Finds Peace Nawar Al-Hassan Golley and Ahmad Al-Issa 000 12. Art, Autobiography, and the Maternal Abject Mireille Astore 000 References 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Women -- Arab countries -- Biography.
Autobiography -- Women authors.
Feminists -- Arab countries -- Biography.