THE FANTASTIC STROKES
by Emily Nasrallah
Translated by Rebecca Porteous
Illustrations by Rawya Sadeq
Emily Nasrallah is one
of Lebanon's most loyal and internationally recognised women writers.
Born and brought up in the southern Lebanese village of Kfeir, she
went to university in Beirut and stayed there for most of her adult
life, living through much of the civil war.
The stories that make up this anthology have been chosen for their
celebration of an emerging self-expression in the women they portray.
Throughout her book, the voice is very much that of the woman addressing
quintessentially female anxieties and pressures, to which women,
not just in the Arab region, but all over the world, are subject.
Paperback: ISBN 977-5028-67-1