Maps of Women's Goings and Stayings
This book offers a new kind of reading and thinking experience as it tells the life and travel stories of fascinating women and examines women’s physical mobility in a culture of gendered, postcolonial space that restricts their movement. Straddling the divide between fiction and scholarship, it combines fictional narrative, contemplation, theoretical thinking, scholarly discussion, and interviews. The book examines and crosses boundaries on various ontological levels—between genders, languages, historical epochs, and literary genres—as it questions reality, identity, knowledge, culture, truth, and mind.
Rela Mazali is an author, independent scholar, and feminist peace activist from Israel. Active since 1980 in opposing Israel’s occupation, Mazali co-founded the New Profile movement to de-militarize Israeli society.