Survival and Storytelling: Scheherazade and Lutfiya al-Dulaimi’s Saturn Ladies
- Bushra Juhi Jani
This essay analyzes Lutfiya al-Dulaimi’s novel, Saturn Ladies, which explores the trauma, suffering, and difficulties faced by women in war and exile, particularly in Iraq during and after the US-led invasion. The author draws comparisons between the character of Hayat in the novel and Scheherazade from The Thousand and One Nights, highlighting the use of storytelling as a means of survival and resistance in the face of violence and oppression. Overall, the essay argues that Saturn Ladies revives the legacy of Scheherazade to communicate contemporary events and to keep the country’s history alive through storytelling.
h-index (July 2022): 26
i10-index (July 2022): 61
- Alice DingEditorial Assistant