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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Notify me of new comments via email. View all kioled comments. So I have a different angle on this. I say self-absorbed for several reasons as well.

Yaddad terms of her linguistic capacity’s reach, sexual freedom has never had a more effective and articulate spokeswoman or should we say spokesman? Would you like my copy? Could she really be worried about her privacy after reading Sade? Haddad also frequently has descriptions that are painful in how accurate they are. Notify me of new posts via email. I partly take offence for her vehement attacks against hijabs scarves.

Being a woman is powerful, and reading this book reassured me of my hopes, dreams, and power to become more than just the girl who had an unfortunate life Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Although some parts pushed me to rate it as 3. I just read these pages feeling puzzled. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


She is head of the Cultural pages for “An Nahar” newspaper, and an instructor of creative writing at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. When I picked up this book, I had expected an educated analysis of the women conditions in the Arab world. Excellent book for women! Mar 28, Lila Lamrabet rated it liked it Shelves: This was a stunning, startling, offputting in a good way read leaving me angry and inspired all at once.


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It opens our eyes, destroys our prejudices and is very entertaining. I am speechless, overwhelmed, proud!!! Jul 21, Ribal Haj rated it it was ok.

It is confusing at times, yet all in all a refreshingly impartial take on the subject, particularly as Haddad makes no secret of her own confidence and mission. Showing of 19 reviews. I killed her inside me. Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges. Most of the book is about her own attitude and her own anger and frustration.

The timing couldn’t be better, with the unfolding Arab Spring. Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage. Also, she should have been less self centered and focused a bit more on the issues that the majority of Arab women are struggling with today.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Does she really think that by belittling a whole category of arab womanthat she is going to rise above all the hatred and manly prejudices? There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Joumana Haddad’s Essay “I Killed Scheherazade” A Manifesto for Strong Arab Women The Lebanese journalist and poet Joumana Haddad has written a provocative and highly subjective book about herself, her image of women, and schegerazade political problems of the Arab world as a whole.


It makes for an utterly fascinating read. Most Recent Photo Essay. Haddad cites the Marquis de Sade as one of her prime inspirations and joumanaa influences, as he was mine. The language of migrants Being a stranger in a second language.

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I couldn’t make it more than a few sentences without rolling my eyes. The entire book centers on Ms.

Alex January 25, at 5: Written with equal measures of lifeblood and anger, the essay is almost torn in two, however, by the dialectic between individual liberation and societal oppression. Reacting to this as a white male growing up in the US and Canada in the s and tail-end of the 60s I can already hear women clamoring in condemnation of my having the nerve to arrogate the right to speak about or on behalf of women, let alone Arab women, though this only underscores the freedom of speech Western women have securedI have to say, I don’t know, I have just never been able to fathom this virginity thing.

Review “A very courageous and illuminating book about women in the Arab world.