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Abir Hamdar, The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Abir Hamdar (AH): The whole project was triggered by a question from a friend. She was suffering from a chronic illness and said she found solace in reading about the stories of women with similar experiences. As someone who works on Arabic literature, she had asked me to recommend Arabic ...

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Abir Hamdar

 

Abir Hamdar is a Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. She has published articles, short stories, and plays on gender, illness/disability, cinema, exile, and Islamism. She is the author of The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature (Syracuse, 2014), and is currently co-editing a collection of essays entitled Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World (Routledge, forthcoming 2015).