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  • Author:
    Monia Hejaiej
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    0813523761
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    978-0813523767
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    Rutgers University Press (August 1, 1996)
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    369 pages
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Monia Hejaiej has written an eloquent introduction to the volume, providing an overview of the history and culture of Tunis and insights into the reading of the tales. Monia Hejaiej was born in 1957 in Tunis.

Monia Hejaiej has written an eloquent introduction to the volume, providing an overview of the history and culture of Tunis and insights into the reading of the tales. She obtained her doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and now teaches literature at the University of Tunis. Fun and easy reading. Challenges stereotypes and cliches one may have about women in muslim societies. This is the tale of tales which explores the oral tradition of a society's women to pass on stories of one's culture.

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Behind Closed Doors presents forty-seven tales told by three Beldi . Monia Hejaiej was born in 1957 in Tunis

Behind Closed Doors presents forty-seven tales told by three Beldi women, members of a historic and highly civilized community, the city's traditional elite. Библиографические данные.

Behind Closed Doors presents forty-seven tales told by three Beldi women, members of a historic and highly civilized community, the city's traditional elite. ISBN13:9780813523774.

This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Ghaya Sa'diyya and Kheira tell stories which echo their life experience and have deep meanings for them. Their tales reflect accepted moral codes, and yet many depict attitudes, relationships, and practices that contradict established norms.

Behind Closed Doors: Women’s Oral Narratives in Tunis, by Monia Hejaiej. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Contributor: Monia Hejaiej. Imprint: Quartet Books. Biography: Monia Hejaiej has written an eloquent introduction to the volume, providing an overview of the history and culture of Tunis and insights into the reading of the tales. ISBN13: 9780704302310.

Tales - Tunisia - Tunis. Women - Tunisia - Tunis - Folklore. Rutgers University Press.

In "Behind Closed Doors," Monia Hejaiej opens a window on female Muslim life. Hejaiej wanted to capture the art of women's storytelling before it is lost. Hejaiej, who was born and raised in the old city of Tunis, returned there for four months to do the field work on her scholarly book. She examines the age-old tradition of storytelling as a medium of self-expression for Beldi women - the elite, highly civilized city-dwellers. Tunisia, like many Middle Eastern countries, is undergoing a modernization process, where many traditions are fading. Hejaiej wanted to capture the art of women's storytelling before it is lost

Behind Closed Doors : Tales of Tunisian Women.

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Tunis has a long history of city life reaching back to ancient times. The Arabic language is firmly rooted among its inhabitants and most embrace the morals and culture of Islam. Behind Closed Doors presents forty-seven tales told by three Beldi women, members of a historic and highly civilized community, the city's traditional elite. Tale-telling is important to all Beldi women, and the book examines its role in their shared world and its significance in the lives of the three tellers.

Tales are told at communal gatherings to share and pass on Beldi women's secret lore of love, marriage and destiny. Ghaya Sa'diyya and Kheira tell stories which echo their life experience and have deep meanings for them. Their tales reflect accepted moral codes, and yet many depict attitudes, relationships, and practices that contradict established norms. Whereas Kheira presents a conservative and moralistic view of the role of women, Sa'diyya's heroines are alive with sexual energy, and Ghaya's stories also offer racy and rebellious comments on a woman's lot. These contradictory visions offer a kaleidoscopic view of the position of women in the rich life of a historic North African city.


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Fun and easy reading. Challenges stereotypes and cliches one may have about women in muslim societies. This is the tale of tales which explores the oral tradition of a society's women to pass on stories of one's culture. By the telling stories -often "dissed" as old wives tales - of women in non-traditional roles, or sometimes ordinary roles, these tales validated and placed a value on the lives of many women in a society which tended to devalue their existence. Read and see how important that part of your growing up may have been. I liked the book and challenge you to find a reason to dislike it.