LIT303: “Feminism in Arabic Literature”
This course is an introduction to Arabic literature. We begin with Pre-Islamic poetry and the influence of the desert on imagery and themes of the Arabian Nights full of magic and intrigue, probably the earliest known example of magical realism. We then move to the modern novel and voices of protest to contemporary women writing overseas about the homeland they have lost and about their attempt to adapt and find a new identity. The course will challenge the stereotyping of Middle Eastern women and outline the injustices and challenges they face at home and abroad. Please choose one of the payment options below. Unwaged includes students, unemployed and retirees. All the prices are in New Zealand dollars and GST inclusive.