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"My Forbidden Face" and "The Woman Warrior"
A comparison of "My Forbidden Face" by Latifa and "The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston.
# 49182 | 1,018 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 29, 2004 in Literature (Comparative Literature) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper looks at two literature works that describe the way that women have rebelled against gender-based oppression. In "My Forbidden Face", Latifa describes life as a young girl growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Kingston describes life for women under Chinese patriarchy.

From the Paper:

"Latifa's protected world collapses when the Taliban assume power in 1997. Until then, Latifa had enjoys the privileges afforded by her family's relative affluence. Latifa went to school, talked to her friends about fashion, dreamed about Indian and Iranian movie stars. She did not wear a veil and donned skirts that were hemmed at the knee. More importantly, the young author had strong career ambitions. Her own mother was a gynecological nurse, while Latifa herself planned for a career in journalism."

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