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"Many Ghosts To Fight, Many Prejudices To Overcome"
When asked by the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World to write an introductory article (on the short stories written by Lebanese women since 1960) to a "Bibliography of Lebanese Woman's Writing," I did not hesitate despite many other responsibilities. Starting off, I had expected a handful of stories, but I began to discover that the number of stories as well as novels written by women is considerable. I found out that with the exception of few writers, the bulk of women's writing is virtually unknown to the reader despite the sound quality of many of their works.
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