miriam cooke

Maysa Abou-Youssef Hayward: An Interview with Miriam Cooke

Maysa Abou-Youssef Hayward
Ocean County College

An Interview with Miriam Cooke

miriam cooke has served the field of Arab studies as a distinguished author, translator, editor, and teacher. After earning her D.Phil. from Oxford University, she joined the faculty of Duke University in 1980. She has published nine volumes that include monographs, edited volumes, and a novel entitled Hayati, My Life (2000). Her work spans the literary production of the post-colonial Arab world from Morocco to Iraq. After focusing on women’s war writings in Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria and Iraq, she turned her attention to the role of Islam in modern Arabic literature. In Women Claim Islam (2001), she examined the ways in which Arab women used their fiction to create an Islamic feminist consciousness. She is currently writing about dissent under fascist rule in Syria and the U.S.

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