The Feminine Connection: Palestinian Women Writers on War and Reconciliation

  • Kamal Abdel-Malek


Do Palestinian women writers see their national struggle against Israelis in a different way from their male counterparts? To attempt to answer this question some works and views of major Palestinian women writers will be presented—activists and writers as varied as the commando figher Leila Khaled, the activist Raymonda Tawil, the poet Fadwa Tuqan, and the novelist Sahar Khalifa.


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