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Arab Women
Between Defiance and Restraint
edited by Suha Sabbagh

6" x 9" • 267 pages
ISBN 9781566561990 • hardback • $39.95

This collection brings together a distinguished cast of Arab women writers and analyzes the lives, the diverse roles and the means of overcoming the challenges that confront women in today's Arab societies. Essays examine feminism, women's education and daily lives, women's views of Islam and women Islamists, and women's roles in war and literature.

Suha Sabbagh currently teaches at Bir Zeit University on the West Bank. She was the executive director of the Institute for Arab Women's Studies in Washington, D.C. She has written numerous articles on Arab women and is the editor of Gender in the Intifada and Images and Reality.


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" This book gives a unique and important perspective on the status of Arab women. It should be read by all those concerned with international gender issues. " — MultiCultural Review

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