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Blood Into Ink

South Asian And Middle Eastern Women Write War, 1st Edition

By Miriam Cooke-Kerns, Roshni Rustomji


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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

Table of Contents

Introduction, PART I Remembering, Enheduanna (Sumeria, 2300 B.c.), Lament to the Spirit of War (Sumerian poem), Amrita Pritam (India, 1948), To Waris Shah (Punjabi poem), Laila al-Saih (Palestine, 1984), Intimations of Anxiety (Arabic poem), Samira Azzam (Palestine, 1960), On the Road to Solomon's Pools (Arabic short story), Krishna Sobti (India, 1960s), Where Is My Mother? (Hindi short story), Chitra Divakaruni (India, 1990), Blackout: Calcutta 1971 (English poem), Siham Daud (Palestine, 1978), Do You Remember the Color of the Sea at DairYasin? (Arabic poem), Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi (West Bank, Israel, 1988), Night Patrol (An Israeli Soldier on the West Bank) (English poem), Ghada Samman (Syria, 1980), Beirut Nightmares (Arabic novel), Meena Alexander (India, 1989-1990), No Man's Land (English poem), Dahlia Ravikovitch (Israel, 1982), One Cannot Kill a Baby Twice (Hebrew poem), Farkhanda Lodhi (Pakistan, 1966), Parbati (Urdu short story), Anne Ranasinghe (Sri Lanka, 1975), Auschwitz from Colombo (English poem), Emily Nasrallah (Lebanon, 1990), Our Daily Bread (Arabic short story), Jean Arasanayagam (Sri Lanka, 1970), Genocide (English poem), B. Sugathakumari (India, 1940s),Colossus (Malayalam poem), Aliya Talib (Iraq, 1988), A New Wait (Arabic short story), Aliya Shuaib (Kuwait, 1992), The Sea Is There (Arabic short story), PART 2 Waging Peace, Al-Khansa (sixth century c.E.), For Her Brother (Arabian poem), Chitra Divakaruni (India, 1987), Indigo (Bengal: 1779-1860) (English poem), Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (India, 1986), FROM Inner Recesses Outer Spaces (English memoirs), Sahar Khalifa (West Bank, Israel, 1986), FROM Memoirs of an Unrealistic Woman (Arabic novel), Nessia Shafran (Israel, 1981), FROM Farewell Communism "Long Live Jewish-Arab Friendship!" (Hebrew memoirs), Suraiya Qasim (India, 1960s), Where Did She Belong? (Urdu short story), Nuha Samara (Palestine/Lebanon, 1980) Two Faces, One Woman (Arabic short story), Mahasweta Devi (India, 1978), Draupadi (Bengali short story), A. Rahmani (Iran, 1981), A Short Hike (Farsi short story) Daisy al-Amir (Iraq, 1980), The Future (Arabic short story), Anonymous Afghan Woman (Afghanistan, 1987), Testimony (Pushto), Mridula Garg (India, 1988), The Morning After (Hindi short story), Jane Singh (United States, 1985), Interview with Nand Kaur Singh: Gadar Indian Nationalist, Poetry in America (Punjabi and English interview, songs, and poems), ]ahanara Imam (Bangladesh, 1989), FROM Of Blood and Fire (Bengali diary), Aliya Talib (Iraq, 1988), Greening (Arabic short story), Huda Naamani (Syria, 1980), I Remember I Was a Point, I Was a Circle (Arabic poem), Fadwa Tuqan (West Bank, Israel, 1987), The Gull and the Negation of the Negation (Arabic poem), Razia Hussain (Bangladesh, 1970s), The Sound of Leaves (Bengali poem), Attia Hosain (India, 1953), After the Storm (English short story), Shukria Raad (Afghanistan, 1989), Tears of Joy (Push to short story), Ismat Chugtai (India, 1960s), Two Hands (Urdu short story), Ghodsi Ghazinur (Iran, 1981), Aboud's Drawings (Farsi short story), Yasmine Gooneratne (Sri Lanka, 1970s), The Peace Game (English poem), Fadwa Tuqan (West Bank, Israel, 1969), Song of Becoming (Arabic poem)

About the Authors

Cooke-Kerns, Miriam | Rustomji, Roshni

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies