Women's War Stories: The Lebanese Civil War, Women's Labor, and the Creative Arts (Paperback)

Women's War Stories: The Lebanese Civil War, Women's Labor, and the Creative Arts By Michelle Hartman (Editor), Malek Abisaab (Editor) Cover Image
By Michelle Hartman (Editor), Malek Abisaab (Editor)
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Women have consistently been left out of the official writing of Lebanese history, and nowhere is this more obvious than in writing on the Lebanese Civil War. As more and more histories of the war begin to circulate, few include any in-depth discussion of the multiple roles women played in wartime Lebanon. Fewer still address the essential issues of women's work and their creative production, such as literature, performance art, and filmmaking.

Developed out of a larger oral history project collecting and archiving the ways in which women narrated their experiences of the Lebanese Civil War, this book focuses on a wide range of subjects, all framed as women telling their "war stories." Each of the six chapters centers on women who worked or created art during the war, revealing, in their own words, the challenges, struggles, and resistance they faced during this tumultuous period of Lebanese history.

About the Author

Michelle Hartman is professor of Arabic literature at McGill University. She is the author of Breaking Broken English: Black-Arab Literary Solidarities and the Politics of Language. Malek Abisaab is professor of history at McGill University. He is the author of Militant Women of a Fragile Nation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815637820
ISBN-10: 0815637829
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English