Blood into Ink: South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War

Blood into Ink: South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War

By: Miriam Cooke-Kerns (author), Roshni Rustomji (editor), Meena Alexander (foreword_author)Paperback

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"These writings on war by Middle Eastern and South Asian women are passionate, bitter, and deeply attached to place and circumstance. They should be part of our essential reading. At the tail end of this century, they help to remap a vivid, splintering world".--Meena Alexander, author of "Fault Lines". Lightning Print On Demand Title

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Remembering: "Lament to the Spirit of War" (Sumarian Poem), Enheduanna (Sumaria, 2300BC);"To Waris Shah" (Indian Poem), Amrita Pritam (India, 1947); "Intimations of Anxiety" (Arabic Poem), Laila al-Saih (Palestine, 1983); From "The Bride" (English Novel), Bapsi Sidhwa (Pakistan, 1983); "On the Road to Birak Sulaiman" (Arabic Short Story), Samira Azzam (Palestine, 1959); "Where Is My Mother?" (Hindi Short Story), Krishna Sobti (India, 1960s); "Blackout: Calcutta 1971" (English Poem), Chitra Divakaruni (India, 1990); "Do You Remember the Color of the Sea at Dair Yasin?" (Arabic Poetry), Siham Daud (Palestine, 1978); "Night Patrol" (English Poem), Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi (West Bank, 1989); "Beirut: Theatre of the Absurd (Arabic Novel), Ghada Samman (Syria, 1980); No Man's Land" (English Poem), Meena Alexander (India, 1989-1990); "One Cannot Kill a Baby Twice" (Hebrew Poem), Dahlia Ravikovitch (Israel, 1982); "Parbati" (Urdu Short Story), Farkhanda Lodhi (Pakistan, 1960); "Auschwitz from Colombo" (English Poem), Anne Ranasinghe (Sri Lanka, 1975); "Our Daily Bread" (Arabic Short Story), Emily Nasrallah (Lebanon, 1985); "Genocide" (English Poem), Jean Arasanayagam (Sri Lanka, 1970); "Colossus" (Malayalam Poem), B. Sugathakumari (India, 1940s); "A New Wait" (Arabic Short Story), Aliya Talib (Iraq, 1988). Waging Peace: "Meditation of Mahakali" (Sanskrit Hymn to the Goddess), Swami Jagadisvarananda (Ancient India); "For Her Brother" (Arabian Poem), Al-Khansa (Sixth Century CE); "Indigo" (Bengal: 1779-1860) (English Poem), Chitra Divakaruni (India, 1987). From Satyagraha (English memoirs)-V-ijaiya Lakshmi Pandit (India, 1979); From "Inner Recesses Outer Spaces" (English Memoirs), Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (India, 1986); From "Memoirs of an Unrealistic Woman" (Arabic Novel), Sahar Khalifeh (West Bank, Israel, 1986); From "Fareuell Communism, Long Live Jewish-Arab Friendship!" (Hebrew Memoirs), Nessia Shafran (Israel, 1980); "Where Did She Belong?" (Urdu Short Story), Suraiya Qasim (India, 1965); "Two Faces, One Woman" (Arabic Short Story), Nuha Samara (Palestine/Lebanon, 1980); "Draupadi" (Bengali Short Story), Mahasweta Devi (India, 1980); "A Short Hike" (Farsi Short Story), A. Rahmani (Iran, 1981); "The Future" (Arabic Short Story), Daisy al-Amir (Iraq, 1980); "Testimony" (Pushto), Anonymous Afghan Woman (Afghanistan, 1987); "The Morning After" (Hindi Short Story), Mridula Garg (India, 1988); Indian Nationalist Poetry in America (Punjabi and English Interview, Songs and Poems), Jane Singh (United States, 1985); From "Of Blood and Fire (Bengali Diary), Jahanara Imam (Bengal, 1989); "Greening" (Arabic Short Story), Aliya Talib (Iraq, 1988); "I Remember I Was a Point, I Was a Circle" (Arabic Poem), Huda Naamani (Syria, 1980); "The Gull and the Negation of the Negation (Arabic Poem), Fadwa Tuqan (West Bank, Israel, 1987). (part contents).

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  • publication date: 06/07/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780813386621
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 239
  • ID: 9780813386621
  • weight: 405
  • ISBN10: 0813386624

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