I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman by Joumana Haddad book review. Click to read the full review of I Killed. The Lebanese journalist and poet Joumana Haddad has written a provocative and highly subjective book about herself, her image of women. Lebanese poet Joumana Haddad has a mission. She’s hell bent on dismantling the prevailing image of an Arab woman as a powerless.

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I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman

Susanne Schanda spoke with the woman behind the magazine. You have to actually sit down and read Sade to understand this. Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This is partly because of the incredibly high expectations that I had for it. Snappy, powerful, a woman with style and “cojones” who has a lot to say and does that beautifully In “I Killed Scheherazade,” Haddad challenges prevalent notions of Arab womanhood and, in the process, shatters the centuries-old stereotype of Scheherazade, the virgin heroine of “The Arabian Nights” who won the king s affections.

The entire book centers on Ms. Those institutions talk about transparency and modernity but are buried under thick layers of dust: Keep up to date with this blog Enter your email address to get notified of new items on this blog Looking for something?

If this writer had not been raised in a war zone, she would have had to invent a heroic story for herself.

Sadeian freedom is also a metaphor for svheherazade freedom of language. I thought that this is one of these books that will enlighten me in a certain way or that it will change my What a huge dissappointment. Joumana Haddad is angry. I seem unable to describe this book.


Joumana Haddad: A writer who loves to be hated

I assumed no men considered it important anymore until years later I chanced upon those incomprehensible news stories about Middle-Eastern women being punished or killed for real or imagined sexual transgressions, including pre or extra-marital sex. No, I am not threatened by sexual women, more power to you, the world needs a lot more of you. Yes, there should be a revolution. Joumana Haddad is a writer, poet and intellectual who celebrates the liberation of vy body in kiled native Arabic and as well in remarkably fluent English, French, German, Italian, Armenian and Spanish.

Who told you this? The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali. City Stories from the Middle East. In an interview with Rim Najmi, the author explains that despite the lightness of its literary style, her novel poses fundamental intellectual and political questions. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. She deserves nothing but acknowledgement and praise for this. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

BookerTalk January 26, at 9: You have to actually sit down and read Sade to understand this.

Haddad cites the Marquis de Sade as one of her prime inspirations and literary influences, as he was mine. While not to my liking someone with a different mind set might enjoy this book. Throughout the whole bookJoumana kept linking Hijab and Veiled Women with vulnerabilityoppressionsubmission and ignorance.

Se laisser emporter par de nouveaux enthousiasmes. We all have our personal preferences, but maybe the fact that you believe hairy pits are a “no-no” for women would be a thought to keep to yourself when writing a feminist text.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I found myself wondering, what about people who jilled with being neither? Mar 28, Lila Lamrabet rated it liked it Shelves: Though I think this is an incredibly important and necessary book, I did find it to be a tad disappointing.


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I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman by Joumana Haddad

Confessions of an angry Arab woman. In terms of her linguistic capacity’s reach, sexual freedom has never had a more effective and articulate joumanw or should we say spokesman? On one hand, Haddad paints a portrait in the wcheherazade sections of a liberated woman who knows no taboos, while on the other hand bemoaning the fact that these taboos cannot be overcome. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The author seems to joumaha justifying for the “Westerner” for his racism, and his prejudice.

Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman” is a quick-read in the tradition of political pamphlets such as the “Communist Manifesto. I thought that this is one of these books that will enlighten me in a certain way or that it will change my perspective towards feminism after reading it. There is scant concrete information about the men and women?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Would you like to tell us about a lower jpumana I most definitely did not get what I wanted from it; namely, a discussion of what it’s like to be an Arab woman. Jul 21, Ribal Haj rated it it was ok.