(En)gendering New Roles: War and Exile as Agents of Female Empowerment in Contemporary Iraqi Women’s Literature.

Minoff, Natalya.

2013

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  • Abstract: In my thesis, I will conduct a comparative analysis of the wartime and exilic narratives written by three contemporary female Iraqi authors. Through a close reading of Betool Khedairi’s two novels Absent (2004) and A Sky So Close (2001), Mikhail’s poetical memoir Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (2009), and al-Radi’s autobiographical journal Baghdad Diaries (1998), I will assess the exten... read more
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