PROMPT FOR ONLINE DISCUSSION POST #3:
First, you should write a post of at least 500 words in response to the prompt.
The purpose of this post is to think critically about the main arguments of the two articles you read (“Publishing in the West: Problems and Prospects for Arab Women Writers” by Amal Amireh and “Packaging ‘Huda’: Sha’rawi’s Memoirs in the United States Reception Environment” by Mohja Kahf). In your post, you should discuss all three of the following questions:
- According to the articles, what unique challenges do Arab women writers face? Provide specific examples from the texts to support your answer.
- According to Kahf, the memoirs of Egyptian feminist Huda Sha’rawi underwent significant changes in translation. What do those changes tell us about the reception of texts written by Arab women writers?Provide specific examples from the texts to support your answer.
- What is one new idea that one or both of these articles made you think about?
Publishing in the West: Problems and Prospects for Arab Women Writers link: