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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Joumana was chosen as one of the best Arab authors under 39 in Beirut East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Oct 02, Sus rated it it was ok. Written with equal measures of lifeblood and anger, the essay is almost torn in two, however, by the dialectic between individual joumqna and societal oppression.
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I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman by Joumana Haddad
My mind still can’t process the possibility that a well educated women and a “so called feminist” can think this way. Her appearance is often referenced in interviews speaking of bold make-up, miniskirts, and bright colours as if this decision makes her a stronger activist.
I find this assessment insulting for haddaad those women who are struggling and fighting for women’s rights in different ways.
No, I am not threatened by sexual women, more power to you, the world needs a lot more of you. The obscene becomes perfectly logical in any bourgeois or patriarchal society disturbed by it, which relegates it to the private and the unspeakable.
Of course, this is Haddad’s truth and she is not obligated to deal with the war she experienced in any way, but this kind of processing evinces the attritional dehumanisation of late capitalism; something Haddad views critically but Book ratings by Goodreads.
I thank her for that. I may disagree with her on many things, but I definitely know how it feels to read to reach greener pastures. Start reading I Killed Haddadd His novel “Justine” Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings blew up in my face like a bomb as a freshman in college, and I had to set aside all my homework to finish it. Haddad dismisses other people’s point that she wouldn’t have written joumanx work if she were Muslim.
On one hand she rightly demands enlightenment for her own society, while on the other hand rejecting the disdainful view from the West that dismisses the Arabs as hopelessly unenlightened.
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Dec 03, Amal Bedhyefi rated it did not like it. That is hardad respected. Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman. I live in China, and I plan to lend this book out to my English-speaking female friends a Chinese translation is certainly called forwho need merely substitute the word “China” for “Arab” to see how much it speaks to them, in a country where the virginity cult is alive and well amidst futuristic skyscrapers, luxury consumerism, and even strikingly revealing clothing on the streets in the summertime.
I really wanted to like this one but I found myself frustrated with Haddad’s presentation of certain viewpoints. Sadeian freedom is also a metaphor for the freedom of language.
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If I could re-write the title, I’d call it “the convoluted rant of a self-indulgent woman. See all 19 reviews.
That is the strength, but also the limitation of this essay. She comes off very abrasive and challenging, which occasionally frustrated me, but it isn’t surprising given her joumanq matter.
When I was a younger child than her I read about the mechanics of how Nazis and Russians tortured, humiliated, pack-raped and killed Jews in concentration camps.
I wanted to be interested in this book and Haddad does write interesting passages in certain parts of it: This is as well an indictment of religious extremism and prejudices.
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Haddad’s assured style slackens in the rather generic incantatory formulations that conclude the book, when what I’d like to see more of is a celebration of the obscene, starting with her own sexuality.
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 Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. What the book lacks is what it deliberately makes no attempt to ojumana Though I think this is an incredibly important and necessary book, I did find it to be a tad disappointing. When she says ‘I don’t have all the answers!