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Male Domination, Female Fury In Kuwaiti Women'S Short Stories

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This book examines the representation of Kuwaiti women's struggle against male domination and begins with two short stories which are discussed in this chapter: Hayfāʾ Hāshim's "al-Intiqam al-rahib" (1953) and Laylā al-ʿUthmān's "Milaff imraʾa" (1979). Despite the gap of over two decades between the dates of their publication, these two stories constitute some of the early Kuwaiti women's fictional texts. They both explore the theme of 'gender and violence' as a way of reflecting the objectification and oppression of women in pre-oil Kuwaiti society. Women's subjection to male physical violence is another major theme in "al-Intiqam". Considered a major social problem in Kuwait as well as in most Third World societies, childlessness is given an important thematic status in "Min milaff". Both Hayfāʾ Hāshim's "al-Intiqam" and Laylā al-ʿUthmān's "Min milaff" represent women's physical and mental potency in undermining patriarchal hegemony.

Keywords: al-Intiqām al-rahīb; Hayfāʾ Hāshim; Kuwaiti women's short stories; Laylā al-ʿUthmān; male domination; Min milaff imraʾa; pre-oil Kuwaiti society

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