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Iraqi Women, Jewish Men, and Global Noises in Two Texts by Ya’qub Balbul

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This essay examines the representations of minority women in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Although in national discourses women were often represented as both symbols of national authenticity and as objects of modernization reform efforts, the representations of their bodies and daily practices were also constructed within narratives relating to ethnic and religious differences (Bhabha 1994, 157; Bhabha 1997, 431–59; Spivak 1988, 271–313). To investigate what happens when the category of nation intersects with the categories of religion and gender, I look at two short stories written by Iraqi Jewish intellectual Ya’qub Balbul (1919–2003).

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Muslim Woman Jewish Woman Accurate Portrait Global Noise Honor Killing 
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