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Description: Panelists discuss Muslim women’s writing, from Bengal and Egypt to its development into contemporary novels and memoirs. Early Bengali Muslim writers and Egyptian Sha’rawy and al Demerdashiyya lay the foundations for contemporary women writers such as Lalalami, Ghada Samman, Chreiteh, and Mohja Kaf. In a wide-ranging, interactive discussion, we contextualize the transnational “precarity” of “being human.”

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Amel Abbady, South Valley U of Arts, Egypt

Lava Asaad, Auburn U

Fayeza Hasanat, U of Central Florida

Feroza Framji Jussawalla, U of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Doaa Omran, U of New Mexico, Albuquerque


Doaa Omran, U of New Mexico, Albuquerque