By Nawar Golley

ISBN-10: 0815631472

ISBN-13: 9780815631477

A set of pioneering essays not easy the existing stereotypes of heart japanese ladies in the course of the research of first-person writing. reading past due twentieth-century autobiographical writing by way of Arab girls novelists, poets, and artists, this anthology explores the ways that Arab girls have portrayed and created their identities inside differing social environments. while the gathering dismantles common notions of Arab woman subservience, the works awarded the following pass way past the confines of these conventional limitations. The publication explores the various routes Arab ladies writers have taken to talk to one another, to their readers, and to the area at huge. Drawing from a wealthy physique of literature, the essays jointly attest to the strangely vigorous and dedicated roles Arab girls play in diversified geographic areas, at domestic and in another country. those contemporary writings examine how the interaction among person, deepest, ethnic id and the collective, public, international global of politics has impacted Arab women's rights.

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Close friends, Professor Talia Mae Bettcher and Susan Forrest, who lent me their smart minds and feedback skills. Dear old friends—historian Lillian Faderman and publisher Art Kunkin. My dyke gang LEX, the Lesbian Exploratorium Project, for hosting the launch events for this book and standing together with me through so many lesbian cultural projects. And gracious thanks to LBGTQ archives that exist to give authors like me the primary materials from which to produce new work. Particular thanks to Loni Shibuyama, chief research dyke at the ONE Archives of Los Angeles, and to the Southern California Library.

Jeanne captures so well in these pages the early—and mid-1970s, when the movement that she skillfully led in Los Angeles was at its height. Lesbians of that day, particularly lesbian-feminists, were impassioned activists—angry, committed, and bold—who took a page from the Black Power and Anti-War movements. Lesbian-feminists knew with certainty that the powers-that-be were wrong and corrupt, and they were happy to tell them so, and send them to hell. As a leader, Jeanne Córdova had to figure out how to take their wonderful but unruly energy and channel it into constructive action.

This was my movement, and at twenty-six, I’d logged five years as a pioneer gay activist. Coming out of Social Work grad school, I’d studied my Saul Alinsky thoroughly, but the father of modern urban rabble-rousing had not told me that being a front line organizer could be so emotionally exhausting. Burnout was the factor that drove me to The Free Press. In the fall of ‘73, I felt as if I’d just been released from an emotional halfway house. Disappointments and betrayals triggered by my role as a key organizer of the National Lesbian Conference at UCLA had left me feeling battered by the very tribe of women that I’d made a lifetime vow to serve.

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