The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Joumana Haddad
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Joumana Haddad

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Activist

Country: Lebanon

Joumana Haddad’s trenchant views on equality and women’s rights have resulted in death threats in her native Lebanon. Not that that appears to have bothered the poet, novelist, journalist and activist, whose output is prodigious. Perhaps her most famous book, I Killed Scheherazade (published in 2010), was hailed by Nobel Prize for literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, who said about the work: “It opens our eyes, destroys our prejudices and is also very entertaining”. Haddad’s most recent work, Superman is an Arab, has been translated into 13 languages.

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