Images in My Mirror: Autobiography of a Sindhi Poet

Paperback | March 15, 2012

byAttiya Dawood

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Attiya Dawood's autobiography is a lucid testament of her struggle to find her own identity in a patriarchal society that has little tolerance for those who seek to escape from male domination and meet with men on their own terms. Her experience as a child, orphaned at a very early age, andliving in the close confines of village life in the interior of Sindh, and her struggles to be independent in Hyderabad and in the metropolis of Karachi provide her with a different worldview than those unaffected by the claustrophobic and hide-bound atmosphere of village life. Her writings andpoetry aptly reflect her broader perspective on life as a woman.

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Attiya Dawood's autobiography is a lucid testament of her struggle to find her own identity in a patriarchal society that has little tolerance for those who seek to escape from male domination and meet with men on their own terms. Her experience as a child, orphaned at a very early age, andliving in the close confines of village life i...

Attiya Dawood the celebrated Sindhi poet, writer, activist, has been hailed as the 'most important feminist writer in Sindhi' by Shaikh Ayaz, the renowned Sindhi poet. Through her writings she has highlighted the oppression of women in Pakistani society in the name of tradition. In her poetry she raises her voice against misogyny and ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pagesPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199063362

ISBN - 13:9780199063369

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Table of Contents

Preface1. My Family2. The Still Face in the Mirror3. In Village Kharjal4. Arrested Tears5. After Father6. The Echo of Grief7. My Sister-in-Law8. Fatah9. Shadows of Fear10. My Friends and Our Games11. Life in the Village12. The So-Called Values of Life13. Partings14. The Parting of a Sister15. Economic Struggles16. Activism or Feminism17. Literary Activities18. My Marriage