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A Sister to Scheherazade
by Assia Djebar and Dorothy S. Blair


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Isma and Hajila are both wives of the same man, but they are not rivals.

Isma - older, vibrant, passionate, emancipated - is in stark contrast to the passive, cloistered Hajila. In alternating chapters, Isma tells her own story in the first person, and then Hajila's in the second person.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Isma and Hajila are both wives of the same man, but they are not rivals.

Isma - older, vibrant, passionate, emancipated - is in stark contrast to the passive, cloistered Hajila. In alternating chapters, Isma tells her own story in the first person, and then Hajila's in the second person. She details how she escaped from the traditional restraints imposed upon the women of her country - and how, in making her escape, she condemns Hajila to those very restraints. When Hajila catches a glimpse of an unveiled woman, she realized that she, too, wants a life beyond the veil, and it is Isma who offers her the key to her own freedom.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780435086220
  • ISBN-10: 0435086227
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publish Date: March 1993
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.25 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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