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Author: Anna Ball

Title: Between 'Awra and Arab Feminism

Subtitle: Sexual Violence and Representational Crisis in Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010 (print), 2012 (online)

Pages: 71-84

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780203479735 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781136615856 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | African History: Egyptian History | Representations: Literary Texts / Nawal El Saadawi



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Author: Anna Ball, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Abstract: »This second part begins with Anna Ball's chapter, 'Between 'Awra and Arab Feminism: Sexual Violence and Representational Crisis in Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero'. Ball investigates a narrative on ideological fault-lines in contemporary Arab culture: between communal and individual concepts of honour and agency; between secular and religious values; and between Arab and transnational feminist frameworks of reference. Ball argues that what El Saadawi constructs in opposition to the exploitation of women is a subversive symbology that highlights and illuminates the use of women's bodies as a kind of currency in cultural and class disputes.« (Source: Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 13)

Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Egypt / History of the Republic of Egypt | Literature: Egyptian literature | Egyptian writers: Nawal El Saadawi / Woman at Point Zero