I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman by Joumana Haddad book review. Click to read the full review of I Killed. The Lebanese journalist and poet Joumana Haddad has written a provocative and highly subjective book about herself, her image of women. Lebanese poet Joumana Haddad has a mission. She’s hell bent on dismantling the prevailing image of an Arab woman as a powerless.

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Mar 28, Lila Lamrabet rated it liked it Shelves: I believe that women would love reading “I killed Scheherazade” maybe as much men would love reading “when the veil drops”. I was sfheherazade when I first saw it. There is scant concrete information about the men and women? Not as angry as I expected, this quasi-memoir reflects on what it means to be an Arab woman in this day and age.

I thought that this is one of these books that will enlighten me in a certain way or that it will change my What a huge dissappointment.

She seems to emphasize that a woman should be a “woman” and man should be a “man” without any clear definition of what constitutes each. Jul 10, Zanna rated it it was ok Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Having been a victim of a vicious religious upbringing, her views on the topic were a breath of fresh air to my aching soul’s confusion.

Killled Actionable Analytics for the Web. This was a stunning, startling, offputting in a good way read leaving me angry and inspired all at once. I did not, however, expect the self-absorbed ranting around which the book mainly revolves. Read reviews that mention arab women joumana haddad killed scheherazade middle east arab woman angry arab liberation men sfheherazade western schrherazade expression readers actual disappointing journal repetitive talk views ways.


We need new ideas, fresh ones to consider and that would be the foundation of a new era. Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman on your Kindle in under a minute. Don’t expect bu deep feminist thoughts, but if you want to read a story about a daring woman in the Arab world, then I recommend it.

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Haddad cites the Marquis de Sade as one of her prime inspirations and literary influences, as he was mine. B Joumana Haddad is angry about the way Arab women are portrayed in the West. BookerTalk killed The Last Ten…. I wish I could hone my own language to a sharp enough point that with a single sentence I could slay the virginity dragon, convince so many young Chinese females to cast off the brainwashing and fear that presses them into the virginity cult, which is nothing other than the modern version of the brutal foot-binding their foremothers experienced.

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Yes, I realise it’s a ‘confession’ but regardless, the book made promises to be, and I quote the blurb, “a provocative exploration of what it means to be an arab woman today. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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This is as well an indictment of religious extremism and prejudices. I like a lot of her ideas. And if u wount to hear more? Use of the term “Arabs” has its own colonial implications jouana racial and juomana minorities in the Middle Eastand I guess I wish Haddad were more aware of this and how it might interplay with gender. You have to actually sit down and read Sade to understand this. Haddad speaks seven languages, including Arabic, English, French and Spanish, and has written books in many languages.


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Being an Arab today means you need to be a hypocrite, Haddad boldly states. I’m from Wales which is one of the countries in the UK and must never be confused with England. What is her actual erotic life like in the particular and close-up? When I picked up this book, I had expected an educated analysis of the scheherwzade conditions in the Arab world.

How can she still thinks that if you’re veiled thanwithout any doubtyou’re oppressedignorantweak and your only goal in life is to please your husband?

Joumana Haddad is a writer, poet and intellectual who celebrates the liberation of the body in her native Arabic and as well in remarkably fluent English, French, German, Italian, Armenian and Spanish.

Speaking seven languages, Haddad is a polyglot and has written books in different languages, and has also published several works of translation, including an anthology of Lebanese modern poetry in Spanish, published in Spain as well as in many Latin American countries, iklled an anthology of poets who committed suicide in the 20th century. Looking for beautiful books? See all 19 reviews. Even though I agree with you partially on some of the things that you have pointed outI still can’t get over how dumb you made us look.