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Namesake: Reflections on a Warrior Woman by N. S Nuseibeh

Namesake: Reflections on a Warrior Woman by N. S Nuseibeh

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  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
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A Palestinian Woman's dazzling exploration of heritage, gender and the idea of home.

I may not be brave enough, but somewhere deep inside of me there is, perhaps, the kernel of someone who is.

That brave someone was the legendary Nusayba bint Ka’ab al Khazrajia, who fought alongside the Prophet Muhammad at the dawn of Islam, the author N.S Nuseibeh’s ancestor. In drawing on Nusayba’s stories, Nuseibeh delves into the experience of being an Arab woman today and in the distant past—taking her from superheroes and the glorification of violence to the rise of Arab feminism, to what courage looks like in the context of interminable conflict. By seeking to understand her namesake in the context of her own twenty-first century concerns, Nuseibeh links our current ideas of Muslims and Arabs with their origins, exploring myth-making and identity, religion and nationhood, feminism and race.

As intimate as they are thoughtful, these linked essays offer a dazzling exploration of heritage, gender and the idea of home, while also showing how connecting with our history can help us understand ourselves and others today.

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Pages: 288

Condition: New

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Olive Branch Press

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Language: en

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