Miriam Cooke

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Miriam Cooke is an American academic in Middle Eastern and Arab world studies. She focuses on modern Arabic literature and critical reassessment of women's roles in the public sphere. She was educated in the United Kingdom.[1]

She is a professor of modern Arabic literature and culture at Duke University. She received her doctorate from the St Antony's College, Oxford in 1980. She is the author of several books, including "Yahya Haqqi: the Anatomy of an Egyptian Intellectual", War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War, "Women and the War Story", "Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature", "Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official" and a novel entitled "Hayati, My Life".[citation needed] She co-edited Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Guests: Miriam Cooke". Charlie Rose Show online. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 

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