Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology (Paperback)
  • Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology (Paperback)

Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 25/12/1999
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Women poets have been around since the earliest times, yet their diwans (collected poems) were not given the same consideration as their male counterparts, even though they were often princesses, noblewomen or saints. This unique collection brings together the great female poets of the Jahiliyya (pre-Islamic era) to the Andalusian periods, showcasing their significant contribution to the literary tradition. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the poems are excursions into the women's vibrant world whose humanity has been suppressed for centuries by religious and political bigotry.

Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 9780863560477

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