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3 Even before Arabic literature and poetry began to be recorded it was women who passed traditional stories and poetry orally through the generations Even before Arabic literature and poetry began to be recorded it was women who passed traditional stories and poetry orally through the generations Al Khansa ( ) An Early Arab Poet who criticized works of fellow poets at the worlds fair of Arabic Poetry. Al Khansa ( ) An Early Arab Poet who criticized works of fellow poets at the worlds fair of Arabic Poetry. The first Arab Novel was written by a woman not a man! The first Arab Novel was written by a woman not a man!

4 Afifa Karam Born in Lebanon in 1883 Born in Lebanon in 1883 In 1899, at the age of 16, she wrote in Al Huda, an Arabic Newspaper. In 1899, at the age of 16, she wrote in Al Huda, an Arabic Newspaper. In 1912, at the age of 29, she bought The New World, published and edited it under the new name: The New World—A Ladies’ Monthly Arabic Magazine. In 1912, at the age of 29, she bought The New World, published and edited it under the new name: The New World—A Ladies’ Monthly Arabic Magazine. She defended the rights of women and criticized the social and economic factors that delay a woman’s progress, and analyzed the evolution of women in all phases of life in the challenging conditions of the New World, correcting prejudices and suppressing rumors. She defended the rights of women and criticized the social and economic factors that delay a woman’s progress, and analyzed the evolution of women in all phases of life in the challenging conditions of the New World, correcting prejudices and suppressing rumors.

5 Afifa Karam She wrote a number of novels and translated a few Arabic works. She wrote a number of novels and translated a few Arabic works. It’s widely assumed that Zainab by Hussayn Haykal was the 1 st Arab novel published in this can only be true if we exclude women writers. It’s widely assumed that Zainab by Hussayn Haykal was the 1 st Arab novel published in this can only be true if we exclude women writers. The first novel Badi’a wa Fouad was written in 1906 by Karam and published by Al-Huda newspaper. The first novel Badi’a wa Fouad was written in 1906 by Karam and published by Al-Huda newspaper.

6 Women have been using literature to comment on the injustices against women in Arabic societies. Women have been using literature to comment on the injustices against women in Arabic societies. Wadad Sakkakini used sharp satire and shrewd humor to address the injustices inflicted on women in a man-made system. She incited women to rebel against prejudices and stereotypes. Wadad Sakkakini used sharp satire and shrewd humor to address the injustices inflicted on women in a man-made system. She incited women to rebel against prejudices and stereotypes. Dr. Latif Ziat used the obsession for Arab women to live up to the social image of themselves often leaves out any self – fulfillment Dr. Latif Ziat used the obsession for Arab women to live up to the social image of themselves often leaves out any self – fulfillment

7 Feminist Awakenings in the 60’s and 70’s New Feminist visions took flight. New Feminist visions took flight. In the 1960’s and 1970’s women authors began highlighting the evils visited upon them by political systems. In the 1960’s and 1970’s women authors began highlighting the evils visited upon them by political systems. Nawal el Saadawi, one of the most famous during this time, wrote about the Taboo Subjects of Sex and Women's Health. Nawal el Saadawi, one of the most famous during this time, wrote about the Taboo Subjects of Sex and Women's Health.

8 Women Authors and the Palestinian Conflict Women Authors have not ignored the plight of the Palestinians. They’ve contributed novels and poetry regarding the conflict Fadwa Tuqan’s poetry has examined the pain and love of being a Palestinian. (i.e. The Rock) Samira Azzam wrote about the struggle for dignity and finding work in neighboring Arab Countries.

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