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Hanan Al-Alawi

Hanan Al-Alawi is a dual-title PhD candidate in comparative literature and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Penn State University. Her research focuses on body politics and forms of dispossession in contemporary Arabic and Persian literature in the Gulf.

Between East Africa and the Gulf

Political encounters between the Arab Gulf and Africa span centuries. Mahmud Traouri’s novel ‘Maymuna’ demonstrates the significant role of a woman’s journey from East Africa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.