Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Topics for Discussion

Lila Abu-Lughod
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How does the author integrate herself into the Bedouin culture? What adjustments would an educated western woman need to make in order to feel accepted into this culture?

Consider the story about Rashid, Mabruka, and Fayga. Do you pity one of these people above the others? Why or why not?

Discuss the theme of Honor. Does the desire for honor interfere with normal human relationships among the Awlad 'Ali tribe?

Chapter 4 discusses differences in clothing for men and women. Men traditionally wear white and green, and women wear black. What do these colors symbolize, and how do their clothes affect their behavior and identity?

Look for metaphors in the sample ghinnawa poetry. What do these metaphors say about the Awlad 'Ali?

Modern life has further isolated women and girls in Bedouin communities. What changes could give women and girls a more enriched social life?

Explain how veiling...

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