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Author Al-Ghadeer, Moneera.

Title Desert voices : Bedouin women's poetry in Saudi Arabia / Moneera Al-Ghadeer
Published London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Series Library of modern Middle East studies ; 74
Library of modern Middle East studies ; 74
Contents Reading the nomadic voices -- Melancholic desire -- A malady of grief -- Masquerading tropes : the fiction of face and voice -- Technology and postcoloniality : Algeria and Arabia -- The translatability of the nomadic
Summary "The Bedouin, or "desert dwellers," have a rich cultural heritage often expressed through music and poetry. Here Moneera Al-Ghadeer provides us with the first comparative reading of women's oral poetry from Saudi Arabia. She examines women's lyrics of love, desire, mourning and grievance. We come to understand Bedouin mores and - most significantly - the unique description of a desert that is consistently held to be evocative, stimulating and boundless."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Translated from the Arabian
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Subject Bedouins -- Poetry.
Dialect poetry, Arabic -- Saudi Arabia -- Translations into English.
Dialect poetry, Arabic -- Saudi Arabia -- History and criticism.
Dialect poetry, Arabic -- Saudi Arabia -- Women authors.
Oral tradition -- Saudi Arabia.
Women, Bedouin -- Saudi Arabia.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857711962 (electronic bk.)
144163830X (electronic bk.)
9780857711960 (electronic bk.)
9781441638304 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Bedouin women's poetry in Saudi Arabia