Most recent article by: Rim Najmi

Salwa al-Neimi (photo: T. Langro)

Sexuality in Contemporary Arab Women's Literature

Of Personal Experience and Artistic Freedom

When Arab women write about sexual encounters, are they recounting their own personal experiences or are their descriptions born of their literary fantasy? And whatever the answer is, should one measure literature using a moral yardstick or should criticism focus on the content of the work alone? Rim Najmi asked a number of female Arab writers to share their thoughts on this matterMore