Abeer Esber: For Wrong Reasons, Easier for Arab Women to Publish

This was written by M. Lynx Qualey and originally appeared at Arabic Literature (In English).After all the kerfuffle about how many Arabic Booker nominees use the girls’ room instead of the boys’ (and how this is proof of literary discrimination), I appreciate Syrian author Abeer Esber, writing on Qantara:“In my view, this gender discussion has nothing to do with good literature.”Well, perhaps not nothing, but the links are certainly more complicated than “fewer women on your prize list” = … [Read more...]