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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And I am strongly determinated to keep killing everything that would show any likeness with her, in term of appearance or act, in my unconscious, my imagination and my spirit. Joumana Haddad is angry about the way Arab women are portrayed in the West. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Fiery and candid, this provocative exploration of what it means to be an Arab woman today will enlighten and inform a new international feminism. Quotes from I Killed Schehera I most definitely did not get what I wanted from it; namely, a discussion of what it’s like to be an Arab woman.

Refresh and try again. Who told you this? Joumana did touch me and reminded of the Arab woman cause.

That was kind of amusing. Oct 23, Loli rated it it was amazing.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? So I have a different angle on this. In the footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel. I say ranting for several reasons, most importantly because the book only complains about the obvious.


She has already published several essays and poetry collections, widely acclaimed by critics. I salute her efforts and I have to humbly admit that I have not read a good book by an Arab woman, a Lebanese woman, nonetheless in quite a long time. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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She writes scathingly of the cleric Ayatollah Khomeini justifying infant rape and should be commended for her honesty in shining this light on such an ugly part of an otherwise complex and sophisticated culture. It’s worth reading more than once.

I’m from Wales which is one of the countries in the UK and must never be confused with England.

No one could have said it better. Yes, I realise it’s a ‘confession’ but regardless, the book made promises to be, and I quote the blurb, “a provocative exploration of what it means to baddad an arab woman today. The magazine presents investiguations about polygamie, virginity or forced marriage, as well as erotic novels Joumana Haddad was born in Beyrouth in in a Catholic family.

Just as she speaks out as an Arab woman, I reserve the right to do the same: Joumana Haddad is an award-winning poet, translator, magazine publisher, and journalist. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


Give me a break! Leave a comment Comments 4. The book was schheherazade of the author herself, and bt own life. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I came across her when she spoke at the Hay Literary Festival about the reality of life for women in the Lebanon. Jan 03, Mekita rated it it was ok.

For another Arab woman to use her name and claim her murder in the title immediately invites attention. Joumana Haddad is no Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She finds the West s portrayal of Arab women appalling and the image projected by many Middle Eastern women infuriating.

You have to actually sit down and read Sade to understand this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I loved reading for many reasons: Se laisser emporter par de nouveaux enthousiasmes. I agree with her about lots of other things too. Culture is a sure bet in life, whether high, low, eclectic, pop, ancient or modern. I thought the following quote was a wonderful way to sum it up: I am now milled that early exposure to French literature predisposes some Arab women to being different Arab women.