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By Abdullah al-Udhari

Arab ladies poets were round because the earliest of occasions, but their diwans (collected poems) weren't given an analogous attention as their male counterparts’.

Spanning 5,000 years, from the pre-Islamic to the Andalusian sessions, Classical Poems by way of Arab ladies offers hardly visible paintings via over fifty girls writers for the 1st time. From the unhappy eulogies of Khansa to the gleeful scorn of Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, this assortment solely gains the paintings of Arab girls who boldly refused to be silenced. The poems are tours into their brilliant international whose humanity has been suppressed for hundreds of years by way of non secular and political bigotry.

With poems in either English and Arabic, this impressive anthology celebrates female wit and wish, and indicates the numerous contribution Arab ladies made to the literary tradition.

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