Distant View of a Minaret : And Other Stories Paperback
Part of the Heinemann African Writers Series series
More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society. Her writing articulates a subtle revolt against, and a sympathetic insight into, the place of women in the essentially male-dominated Islamic environment.
Change, development, and understanding are called for but the invocation is couched in specifically Arab terms; her inspiration lies not in the Women's Movement of the West but remains within a strictly religious, even Orthodox Qur'anic framework.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 01/04/1987
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780435909123