The Arab Woman: A Threatening Body, A Captive Being – Magida Salman (Mai Ghoussoub)
Notwithstanding her condition, the Arab woman shares with her sisters a common fate: a life of renunciation, of captivity, in a hyper-male society.
Women’s Participation in Radical Egyptian Politics 1939–1952 – Salma Botman
It was World War II and its consequences that prompted leftist and feminist-minded women to become increasingly articulate about the problems affecting women in Egypt.
Palestinian Women and the National Liberation Movement: A Social Perspective – Hamida Kazi
Palestinian women are conscious of the dialectical nature of their struggle: both the political struggle for national liberation and the need to bring social change within the society.
A Palestinian woman in prison – Laila al-Hamdani
A first-hand account of life as a Palestinian female political prisoner in Israel, the conflicts and relationships between inmates – both Jewish and Arab – and the struggles against prison authorities.
The Jewish collectivity and national reproduction in Israel – Nira Yuval-Davis
An in-depth study by Israeli socialist-feminist Nira Yuval-Davis looking at the constraints put on Israeli women by the zionist state, examining the role of Israeli Jewish women as reproducers of the national collectivity and their role in the "demographic race".
Feminism in Israel: a common struggle? – Debbie Lerman
On the lack of co-operation between Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian-Arab feminists, and some proposals on how to promote a common struggle.
Note to the reader
While Khamsin books will continue to provide thofough and analytical articles, we now intend to produce a parallel forum for discussion and debate, which will be circulated amongst all those who wish to take part in it.