June 11 & Bareed Mista3jil: a staged reading of true stories by queer Arab women. Exit Theatre Café Eddy Street, SF pm. Tickets: $$ production of modernity, tradition, and culture would have provided greater analytical depth to this study of contemporary women writers. Bareed Mista3jil. Meem. Bareed Mista3jil – True Stories [Collective] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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The book, available in both English and Arabic versions, is a collection of 41 true and personal stories from lesbians, bisexuals, queer and questioning women, and transgender persons from all over Lebanon. Learn more about accountability.

Reading with a lens of reconciliation implicates a stronger push to view the sometimes optimistic and msta3jil unfortunate implications of religious practices and beliefs in conjunction with sexual orientation. I remember us wondering where we were going to get any lesbian stories because we knew very few lesbians at the time. This book is very important. Refresh and try again.

Bareed Mista3jil: Negotiating Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in Lebanon by Amy Levin

View all subjects More like this Similar Items. This isn’t so much a review as a quick PSA to everyone who sees this interested in social justice. Hyder, or a gathering over dinner to share stories with some of the Bareed Mista3jil readers.

Especially for those living in lebanon and the Middle Mixta3jil. Yasamin Alkhansa rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Erlebnisbericht Additional Physical Format: I am a lesbian too!

For me, it is not logical to live without spirituality mistq3jil beliefs. The stories are everything from inspiring to depressing, from light-hearted to serious. Jul 31, Ribal Haj rated it it was amazing.

Our performances were met with enthusiastic audiences, thanking us for bringing the range and depth of voices and emotions in Bareed Mista3jil to life on the mista3jio.


The original idea of publishing a book like this came on a spring night inwhile driving down Hamra Street in Beirut.

Bareed Mista3jil

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You may have already requested this item. Notify me of new comments via email. I couldn’t stop mistq3jil even when bzreed eyes were giving up on me. Ingrid Ann rated it it was amazing Jul 15, I want us to talk and share our life stories! I had no reason to reject spirituality altogether, to reject the beautiful principles of love and forgiveness.

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Questions about this project? My only complaint is that only one volume of such book exists when there should be more already.

I remember the moment I laid my hands on this book at its launching, I couldn’t wait to get home and start going through the lives of women inside of it. The writers in Bareed Mista3jil are anonymous, emphasizing similarities in tone and topic to stories internationally, giving audiences glimpses of themselves in this Beirut landscape. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Don’t have an account? Product details Paperback Publisher: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Our proposal to present the Bareed Misa3jil staged reading to the AWID Association of Women in Development conference in Istanbul, Turkey April 19th — 22ndwas accepted and now we need your help to bring our readers and artistic director from the U.

Kahraman rated it liked it Jun 10, It also calls out racism and xenophobia in queer spaces in Europe and the United States, showing how queer Lebanese women face intersectional oppression and that running away to a Western “oasis” is not the solution many expect it be.


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Amy Levin is a graduate student in Religious Studies at New York University with an interdisciplinary focus on American religion, gender and queer theory, secularization, spirituality, and consumption. So obviously, it is about people who come from a different environment than the typical Western setting, where, I think, a vast majority of the LGBT discourse comes from, but at the same time it shows how, in many cases these s This isn’t so much a review as a quick PSA to everyone who sees this interested in social justice.

Get to Know Us. As a queer Arab it was exhilarating reading about women who not only share my passion, but my heritage and language. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Steph rated it really liked it Jul 22, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The problem with wanting to be independent here is that, as a woman, baddik trou7i min beit ahlik la beit jawzik [“You have to go from your parents’ house to your husband’s house”]. The purpose of the book is to give voice to those in Lebanon with non-conforming sexualities and identities in order to give hope to this under-represented, often silenced population.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Faye rated it it was amazing Aug 29, I wanted to be overwhelmed. Please enter the message. English Choose a language for shopping.