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Tunisian Women Novelists: Testimonies of Resistance and Resilience

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Title: Tunisian Women Novelists
Subtitle: Testimonies of Resistance and Resilience
Subject Classification: Arts, Gender Studies, Humanities, Society and Culture, Literature and Literary Criticism
BIC Classification: DSB, JFSJ, JF
BISAC Classification: HIS015060 , BIO007000, HIS054000
Binding: Hardback, pp.(to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: August 2024
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-226-8
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-227-5

Price: £79.99

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Tunisian Women Novelists: Testimonies of Resistance and Resilience features the testimonies of 17 talented Tunisian women novelists. These novelists’ powerful testimonies reveal the numerous challenges they have faced in their writing careers, including problems with publishing and censorship. They also share stories about how societal and cultural pressures have silenced them and stifled their creativity. Despite these obstacles, the Tunisian women novelists featured in this book have managed to use their writing as both resistance and resilience. Their stories and perspectives offer a powerful testament to their strength and determination.

Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book is an essential read for anyone interested in understanding Tunisian women’s experiences, the challenges faced by female writers in the MENA region, and the power of writing to inspire change and foster resilience. It is a timely reminder of the importance of amplifying their voices.

This unique and valuable book will be of interest to academics and students of literature, women's studies, Middle Eastern studies, and those interested in the literary contributions of Tunisian women writers, and the stories and experiences of Tunisian women.


Edited and Translated by: Dr. Hager Ben Driss is Associate Professor at the University of Tunis, Tunisia


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