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The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology Paperback – June 15, 2015
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Top Customer Reviews
Notwithstanding these minor flaws, the book is enjoyable and worthwhile as a field guide for discovering the fascination of the Arab world and its remarkable women poets.
These are a just a few examples to whet your appetite from a substantial body of breathtaking poetry:
Zakiyya Malallah from Qatar:
"She picks me
and reconstitutes my colours."
"You treasure me on your lips,
I burst like a swing
and dangle like fragrance."
or Habiba Muhammadi from Algeria:
"No one can stand
In the face of the sun
It alone knows
Th way to the sunset."
"The hearts raided by loneliness
lead the conquests of the word."
I highly recommend this book to those who love poetry and those who wish to understand what it means to be an Arabic women living in the United States.
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