The Role of Feminist Literature as A Key Element For The Emancipation And The Empowerment of Women

18 October 2018. From 18:30 | Conference | Spanish | IEMed, Barcelona
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Lebanese writer Joumana Haddad opens this session held within the framework of the Biennial of Thought ‘Open City’ in Barcelona, ​​in which the IEMed participates by organizing different activities.

From narrative fiction to poetry, to later delve into the theatrical genre, journalistic reporting and essays, up to a documentary film script, such is the versatility of her artistic production. Feminist and fierce critic of sexism in Lebanese society, she founded ‘Jasad’ (Body), a magazine of culture, art, literature and “body science, in its erotic, social, aesthetic, unsightly, anthropological, linguistic dimension”, of which she is editor-in-chief. In addition, she was responsible for the cultural pages of the Lebanese newspaper ‘An Nahar’. She is also the author of poetry and essay books (‘Yo maté a Sherezade’, Editorial Debate, 2011), and was part of Beirut39, a transnational project that brings together the best Arab writers under 39 years of age.


Lurdes Vidal

Lurdes Vidal

Director of the area of Arab World and Mediterranean IEMed

Joumana Haddad




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