Distant View Of A Minaret And Other Stories Alīfah Rifʻat

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Distant View Of A Minaret And Other Stories by Alīfah Rifʻat
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Horrible, beautiful, comforting, divine and devilish all at thesame time.- Jan Morris More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within aMore Horrible, beautiful, comforting, divine and devilish all at thesame time.- Jan Morris More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society.

Her writing articulates a subtle revolt against, and a sympathetic insight into, the place of women in the essentially male-dominated Islamic environment.Change, development, and understanding are called for but the invocation is couched in specifically Arab terms- her inspiration lies not in the Womens Movement of the West but remains within a strictly religious, even Orthodox Quranic framework.



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