Arab Women In Love & War: Fleeting Eternities

Arab Women In Love & War: Fleeting Eternities

Arab Women In Love & War: Fleeting Eternities

Arab Women in Love and War: Fleeting Eternities offers the first translation of Ghada Samman's poetry from Arabic to English. Samman, one of the most prominent and prolific feminist Syrian-Lebanese writers, addresses themes relating to women and to the Lebanese civil war (1975- 1990). Locating her poetry in the socially and historically specific context of this civil war, Samman expresses a sense of pain and loss caused by her separation from her beloved nation, and a need for an erotic revolution that would uproot misogynistic practices in the political and social structures of Lebanese society. Her poems assert that it is through expressing the erotic and accepting female sexuality that the nation could begin its social transformation.

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