How to Mend – Motherhood and Its Ghosts

Iman Mersal

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  • Kayfa ta Publishing
  • Sternberg Press
  • 2018
  • ISBN: 978-3-95679-425-4
  • 168 pages
  • Softcover
  • 15 × 10 × 1.3 cm

Iman Mersal intricately weaves a new narrative of motherhood, moving between interior and exterior scapes, diaries, readings, and photographic representations of motherhood to question old and current representations of motherhood and the related space of unconditional love, guilt, personal goals, and traditional expectations. What is hidden in narratives of motherhood in fictional and nonfictional texts as well as in photographs?

Iman Mersal is an Egyptian poet and associate professor of Arabic Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.

This is the fourth book in the Kayfa ta series, a publishing initiative of Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis. Each book in the series is a monographic essay commissioned in the style of how-to manuals that situation themselves in the space between the technical and the reflective, the everyday and the speculative, the instructional and the intuitive, and the factual and the fictional.

Copublished with Kayfa ta
Translated by Robin Moger
Design by Julie Peeters

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