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Read: 1) the file with Week 10 al-Shaykh biographical notes” and 2) Pages 3-137 of Hanan al-Shaykh’s Women of Sand and Myrrh
Instructions: Respond to each of the prompts below. Please number your responses.
Total length of your Reading Response: 1.5 – 2 pages in 12-font, double-spaced pages (a total of about 300 – 500 words of your own writing)
Style: MLA, including Page 1 format as illustrated in the course syllabus and at least one brief quotation from the reading, cited with MLA in-text documentation style as reviewed below
Please number your responses as follows:
1. Analyze Suha’s lifestyle in the unnamed country of the novel (there is speculation that it is inspired by Saudi Arabia due to the oil wealth). As part of your analysis, contrast Suha’s likely lifestyle in Lebanon, where she is from, with her lifestyle in this unnamed country.
2. Analyze the women whom Suha visits, especially Nur and Sita (the doctor).
3. What causes the illicit relationship between Nur and Suha? Consider whether sex segregation and the general atmosphere contribute to what causes their relationship.
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