The Politics of Desire in the Writings of Ahdaf Soueif

This review of the works of novelist Ahdaf Soueif explores the major aesthetic and political themes of her novels and short stories. Soueif's honesty in exploring questions of sexual desire, intercultural dialogue, and the politics of language are further examined in the accompanying interview.

Joseph Massad is assistant professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history at Columbia University. He is also an assistant editor of JPS.

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