Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance is an anthology that cradles the thoughts of Arab feminists, articulated through personal critical narratives, academic essays, poetry, short stories, and visual art. It is a meeting space where discussions on home(land), exile, feminism, borders, gender and sexual identity, solidarity, language, creatiMin Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance is an anthology that cradles the thoughts of Arab feminists, articulated through personal critical narratives, academic essays, poetry, short stories, and visual art. It is a meeting space where discussions on home(land), exile, feminism, borders, gender and sexual identity, solidarity, language, creative resistance, and de(colonization) are shared, confronted, and subverted. In a world that has increasingly found monolithic and one-dimensional ways of representing Arab womyn, this anthology comes as an alternate space in which we connect on the basis of our shared identities, despite physical, theoretical, and metaphorical distances, to celebrate our multiple voices, honour our ancestry, and build community on our own terms, and in our own voices.“In Min Fami, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa have gathered together powerful literary and political analyses, moving fiction, personal essays, and visual art, fierce and loving poetry — work by Arab women from the world over — who inscribe this moment in its dense and hewn multiplicities, who refuse its violence and excavate its violent erasures, and holding faith with over one hundred years of Arab feminisms, who turn toward that which cannot be known, and that which yet must be faced. This book is extraordinary, passionate, and hopeful, even as it knows its work is battle and mourning as much as making a space for being and beauty.”- Trish Salah, Author of Wanting in Arabic and Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1“How does one grapple with the loss of home and homeland? How does one remember beyond memory and history? How does one read, dream, and write in another tongue? In a moving and poignant collection of essays, poems, short stories, and photographs, Min Fami: Arab Women’s Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance articulates these questions and more. Insisting on fluidity and openness, the editors do not impose an easy or comfortable linear order. Instead, they invite readers to delve into intimate snapshots of Arab women’s lives as they are felt, experienced, and expressed through their words and from their mouths. Min Fami continues a powerful tradition of Arab women’s writings that draw inspiration from feminist, critical race, and anti-colonial theories and practices. It is a compelling and provocative work that resonates with our dreams for collective change, just liberation, and transformative futures.”- Dana M. Olwan, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University, New York...
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Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance Reviews
A mix of academic essays and more personal reflection. I skipped the literature reviews it wasn't really my thing but beside those I really liked most of the pieces I read.
The pieces were of uneven quality, focus and depth. In addition, many addressed the same themes in ways that felt repetitive rather than cohesive. Two of my favorite essays were "Trajectories of Crossings" by Nayrouz Abu Hatoum and Yafa Jarrar's "Palestinian Women Freedom Fighters."
I co-edited the book so I won't rate it, but I wanted to leave a note to thank you, readers, for picking it up and engaging with this collection of incredible writers we've had the pleasure to work with. I am glad their writing found home in this little anthology, and I hope you enjoyed it.