Al- Malaika and the Identity Crisis of an Arab Woman
Dr. Fatima Ali Al-Khamisi

The dialectical relationship between individual and society should be harmonious and consistent otherwise it may lead to a condition of uncertainty and doubt about oneself. This paper hypothesizes that the Arab poetess Nazik Al- Malaika encounters a type of antithetical relation with her society. Such relation leads her to a condition of being uncertain of her identity. This paper is an attempt to define the term ‘identity crisis’ as modern theme in literature and to figure out and examine whether it has any impact on the poetic production of Al-Malaika. This study concludes that Al-Malaika’s poems prove a kind of what can be called identity crisis resulted by her disability rather than her failure to cope with the Arab strict manly society.

Full Text: PDF

Copyright © 2014: The Brooklyn Research and Publishing Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Brooklyn, NY 11210, United States