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Documents the stories of a battle within the phrases of these girls brave adequate to stroll into hell. --San Francisco Chronicle

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In this region, the legacy of coloniality lingers in the conditions of postcoloniality, that is, the uneven erasure of boundaries, questioning of binaries as well as the possibility of authenticity as people search for viable identities beyond the bounds of the nation. (p. 102) It is important to consider the timing of cultural production as Cooke does here. ’ her answer of ‘the struggle for independence from European rule’ (p. 104) is understandable but limiting. Within this idea of ‘European rule’ lies the implicit influence of Western feminism that has, as Lewis and Mills point out, sought to minimise difference in favour of ideas of a ‘global sisterhood’.

76 What Cooke argues for in this article is that the conditions of postcoloniality have enabled an answering-back strategy. She asks: Why is it that Arab women are coming forward now to assert themselves and their right to be heard as they call for justice and citizenship for all? I believe that this turn in women’s fortunes and attitudes has to do with the 28 Contemporary Arab women writers outcome of independent struggles all over the Arab world. In this region, the legacy of coloniality lingers in the conditions of postcoloniality, that is, the uneven erasure of boundaries, questioning of binaries as well as the possibility of authenticity as people search for viable identities beyond the bounds of the nation.

El Saadawi’s avowals The three works of fiction that I look at deal at length with the issue of how gender is understood and configured.

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