Joanna Kadi


It is hard to describe Joanna Kadi’s (جوانا قاضي) work’s profound impact on the discussion of the interconnectedness of oppressions from childhood experiences forward. Her work addresses, sexual violence, class oppression on the left and the right, homophobia, zenophobia, anti-Arab sentiment and Orientalism from popular culture to written texts, and the ways these are taught and internalized by children, college students, intellectuals, marginalized peoples, etc. Her gift is in the searing lyricism of her prose, be it fictional or analytical, and the intensity of her poems.

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Publications: (English)

  • Thinking Class, 1996.
  • Food for Our Grandmothers (editor), 1994.

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