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Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Iraqi Women Writing in English
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Introduction

Arab women authors were introduced to the English-speaking world at the Second International Feminist Book Fair in 1986 through the translated publications of Hanan al-Shaykh's The Story of Zahra (1980) and Alifa Rifaat's Distant View of a Minaret (1986). Since then, literary production w…

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Mirapuri, Dawn Iseult, “Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Iraqi Women Writing in English”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0685>
First published online: 2010



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