Al-Raida Journal: Women, Activism, and the Arts


No. 124, Winter 2009

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Table of Contents

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Editorial 2
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Women, Activism, and the Arts 7
‘Mic Check. Can You Hear Me?’
Suheir Hammad and the Politics of Spoken Word Poetry
Theri Alyce Pickens
8
Salima Ghezali: The Quintessence of Subversive Creativity
Abdelkader Cheref
15
No Place Like Home: Domestic Space and Women’s Sense of Self in North African Cinema
Sonia Assa
24
Marzia Caporale
Staci Strobl
32
The Teacher as Performer and Activist in Assia Djebar’s “La femme en morceaux”
Christa Jones
40
National Self in the Work of Palestinian Female Artists
Janan Abdu
48
Painting in America as an Arab-American after 9/11: One Artist’s View
Helen Zughaib
56
Young Scholars
Confessions of the Mad Wife: A Study of the Role of the Madwoman in Assad Fouladkar’s film Lamma Hikyit Maryam
Dana Hodeib-Eido
60
Book Reviews
E-mails from Scheherazad (reviewed by Sirène Harb)
Mohja Kahf
65
Women and Media in the Middle East: Power through Self- Expression (reviewed by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie)
Naomi Sakr
68
News
Breaking the Codes: Female Criminality in
Fin-de-Siècle Paris
Christopher E. Forth
70