Women Victimization in Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt

Wafa Yousef Alkhatib


The patriarchal power has been recently given to dominate in the Arab world at all levels. This patriarchal domination has allowed society to suppress women and deprive them of their basic rights as humans. It is argued that the power of tradition implanted in most Arab countries has enabled those patriarchal societies to marginalize the role of women and silence them so that they can never be heard all over again. Faqir’s 1996 novel, Pillars of Salt strives to show this complicated issue and find a space in which marginalized and oppressed women can narrate their own storiesWith the appropriation of a feminist approachthe current paper aims to shine a light on the situation and stand of women as represented in Pillars of Salt by Fadia Faqir. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v14n1p292

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