Al-Raida Journal: Arab Women Writing in English


No. 118-119, Summer–Fall 2007

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Table of Contents

FeaturePage
Word from the Editor-in-Chief
Dima Dabbous-Sensenig
3
Editorial
Saadi Nikro
4
File
Arab Women Writing in English 7
The Importance of Music in my Writing and ‘Engagement’
Evelyne Accad
8
break (shape), break (water)
Suheir Hammad
14
The Intimacy of Words
Mona Takieddine Amyuni
16
Arab Women Writing in English… A Prelude to Dialogue
Zina Alani Mougharbel
19
Refugee, Homecoming, Qana: Beneath an Endless Sky
Dima Hilal
22
Loubna Haikal: By Way of an Interview
Saadi Nkro
25
A Bracelet on the Wrist of Time
Ibtisam Barakat
29
The Coffin Maker Speaks, Another Place
Lisa Suheir Majaj
32
Write Your Heart Out!
Mona Katawi
34
Beirut, Blue Hours
Nathalie Handel
37
Prologue: The Black Day
Anaheed Al-Hardan
38
Life Goes On
Dahlia Wasfi
40
Living with Dissonance: Women Students Speak Out About Sex
Roseanne Saad Khalaf
43
Writing Um Said: Representation of Motherhood in Edward Said’s
“Out of Place”
Rana Issa
52
Young Scholars 59
Writing Arab-American Identity Post 9/11
Carol N. Fadda-Conrey
59
Negotiating Identity Across Boundaries
Arab American: An Identity in the Making
Ghia Osseiran
65
A War of Their Own: Three Novels about the Lebanese Civil War
Written by Women
Dalila Mahdawi
76
Profile 84
You Are Still with Us Mai
nazik saba yared
84
Book Reviews
Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of
Post-Modern Analysis (reviewed by Jean Said Makdisi)
Haideh Moghiss
88
Women in the Middle East: Past and Present (reviewed by
Nadia el Cheikh)
Nikki R. Keddie
90
Islamic Masculinities (reviewed by Samar Kanafani)
Lahoucine Ouzgane
92
Review of Women’s Studies, Volumes 1
(2003), 2 (2004), 3 (2005) (reviewed by Rosemary Sayigh)
Penny Johnson & Jamil Hilal (Eds.)
94
Gender, Behavior and Health:
Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt (reviewed
by Jehan Mullin)
Samiha El Katsha & Susan Watts
96
Aisha; and The Sandpiper (reviewed by Sally Bland)
ahdaf soueif
98