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The Painful Road to Freedom in Maram al-Masri’s Elle Va Nue la Liberté (Freedom Walks Naked)

The Painful Road to Freedom in Maram al-Masri’s Elle Va Nue la Liberté (Freedom Walks Naked) This essay examines the poetry of the Francophone author Maram al-Masri, a diasporic feminist poet from Syria who has lived in exile in Paris since 1992. Elle va nue la liberté is an indictment of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and an ode to the creative resilience of ordinary people during the Syrian revolution (2011). This essay demonstrates how al-Masri’s poetry grafts landscapes of pain and resistance in a poetics of the gut that bears witness to horror, trauma, and resistance. It focuses on the trope of blood writing, documentary poetry or poésie-vérité, and the poet’s sense of exile in France. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Duke University Press

The Painful Road to Freedom in Maram al-Masri’s Elle Va Nue la Liberté (Freedom Walks Naked)

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ISSN
1552-5864
eISSN
1558-9579
DOI
10.1215/15525864-9767884
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Abstract

This essay examines the poetry of the Francophone author Maram al-Masri, a diasporic feminist poet from Syria who has lived in exile in Paris since 1992. Elle va nue la liberté is an indictment of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and an ode to the creative resilience of ordinary people during the Syrian revolution (2011). This essay demonstrates how al-Masri’s poetry grafts landscapes of pain and resistance in a poetics of the gut that bears witness to horror, trauma, and resistance. It focuses on the trope of blood writing, documentary poetry or poésie-vérité, and the poet’s sense of exile in France.

Journal

Journal of Middle East Women's StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2022

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