PROBLEMS OF THE ARABIC WOMEN IN THE NOVEL "GIRLS OF RIYADH" BY RAJAA ALSANEA
Vavichkina Tat'yana Anatol'evna, Vlasova Yuliya Evgen'evna Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Abstract. The article analyses the feminist novel by the modern Saudi authoress Rajaa Alsanea "Girls of Riyadh" revealing the problem of gender relations in the Middle East. The novel, severely criticized by the Saudi conservatives and highly appreciated by progressive public opinion, is analysed at the genre, thematic and problematic levels. It is shown that the authoress criticizes the Muslims’ sluggishness, raises some topical problems (inequality of men and women in Saudi Arabia, women’s unfreedom when choosing career, husband, clothes) and logically concludes that the patriarchal Saudi society should change.
Key words and phrases: современная арабская литература, феминизм, арабская женщина, саудовская писательница Раджа Алсани, свобода выбора, проблема неравенства, модернизация страны, modern Arabic literature, feminism, Arabic woman, Saudi authoress Rajaa Alsanea, freedom of choice, problem of inequality, modernization of country.
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