Tell me grandma: Feminism Between Yemen and Israel in Sapri Tama Temima

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Tell me grandma: Feminism Between Yemen and Israel in Sapri Tama Temima

Tell me grandma: Feminism Between Yemen and Israel in Sapri Tama Temima, Sarit Yosef Gardwohl

 

Representing the story of a Jewish girl of Yemenite origin both in the Muslim society in Yemen and in Israel creates a discussion of grandmothers from the point of view of the theory of Intersectionality.

I wrote a book about the life of my grandmother Hamama vazif may she rest in peace. I was interested to see how Hamama saw herself as a strong female figure, stubborn and influential, while her social position and Zionist history saw her as inferior.

 

In a reality in which she was born and raised as a Jewish child in Yemen under the rule of the imam, Hamama vazif could have been considered inferior both by the patriarchal patriarchy or by the Islamic sharia law, but her stubborn and rebellious character paved the way for her and always prevailed. Even when she stole with her husband the border to Eden, met secular Zionism in the Atlit absorption camp and settled on the land of Pardes Hannah, She did not see herself as lesser then others and knew how to stand up to the Ashkenazi hegemony.

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