Superman Is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions

Superman Is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions

Joumana Haddad / Aug 17, 2019

Superman Is an Arab On God Marriage Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions This is not a manifesto against men in general Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular It is however a howl in the face of a particular species of men the macho species Supermen as th

  • Title: Superman Is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions
  • Author: Joumana Haddad
  • ISBN: 9781908906090
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is not a manifesto against men in general Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular It is, however, a howl in the face of a particular species of men the macho species, Supermen, as they like to envision themselves But Superman is a lie.In this explosive sequel to I Killed Scheherazade, Joumana Haddad examines the patriarchal system that continues to doThis is not a manifesto against men in general Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular It is, however, a howl in the face of a particular species of men the macho species, Supermen, as they like to envision themselves But Superman is a lie.In this explosive sequel to I Killed Scheherazade, Joumana Haddad examines the patriarchal system that continues to dominate in the Arab world and beyond From monotheist religions and the concept of marriage to institutionalized machismo and widespread double standards, Haddad reflects upon the vital need for a new masculinity in these times of revolution and change in the Middle East.Joumana Haddad is an awardwinning poet, literary translator, publisher and journalist In 2008 she launched the Arab world s first erotic cultural magazine, Jasad Body , which made headlines around the world Haddad was selected as one of the Beirut39 authors in 2009 I Killed Scheherazade Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman was critically acclaimed and translated into thirteen languages She lives in Beirut with her two sons.

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        Joumana Haddad is a Lebanese poet, translator, journalist and women rights activist.She s been selected as one of the world s 100 most powerful Arab women in March 2014 by CEO magazine Middle East position 62 , for her cultural and social activism.She is head of the Cultural pages for An Nahar newspaper, and an instructor of creative writing at the Lebanese American University in Beirut She s also the editor in chief of Jasad magazine, a controversial Arabic magazine specialized in the literature and arts of the body She has already published several essays and poetry collections, widely acclaimed by critics Her books have been translated to many languages and published abroad.Speaking seven languages, Haddad is a polyglot and has written books in different languages, and has also published several works of translation, including an anthology of Lebanese modern poetry in Spanish, published in Spain as well as in many Latin American countries, and an anthology of 150 poets who committed suicide in the 20th century.She interviewed many international writers, such as Umberto Eco, Paul Auster, Jose Saramago, Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, and others.Joumana Haddad has been awarded the Arab Press Prize in 2006.In October 2009, she has been chosen as one of the 39 most interesting Arab writers under 39.In November 2009, she won the International Prize North South for poetry, of the Pescarabruzzo Foundation in Italy.The winner of the novel prize was Austrian writer Peter Handke.In February 2010, she won the Blue Metropolis Al Majidi Ibn Dhaher Arab Literary Prize.In August 2010, she received the Rodolfo Gentili Prize in Porto Recanati, Italy.In November 2012, she received the Cutuli Prize for journalism in Catania, Italy.In July 2013, she was appointed honorary ambassador for culture and human rights for the city of Naples in the Mediterranean by the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris.In February 2014, she was awarded the Career Poetry Prize by the Archicultura Foundation in Acquiterme, Italy.Haddad s magazine is the feature of a 2013 film by Amanda Homsi Ottosson, Jasad The Queen of Contradictions, a Women Make Movies release.


    1. من باب النزاهة الأدبية أجد أنني مضطر لوضع هذا التحذير في مقدمة هذه المراجعة:"تحتوي المراجعة على كلمات غير ملائمة لمن هم دون سن ١٨ "أنا من أشد المتابعين والمحبين لما تكتبه جمانة حداد، وقد سبق لي قراءة مجموعة لا بأس بها من كتبها ودواوينها الشعرية، عدا عن متابعتي اليومية لمقالات [...]

    2. تحذير : بما إن الكتاب يصنف تحت خانة 18+ ولهذا فإن المراجعة تصنف تحت نفس الخانة في مقدمة الكتاب تشرح الكاتبة لماذا تحب أن تصنف نفسها تحت خانة الملحدين وهي بداية صادمة لمن هو غير متعود على اقتناء ومتابعة مثل هذه الأعمال، لخصت فكرتها حول الموضوع بجملة " انا ملحدة بناءا على موقف عقل [...]

    3. After my last Haddad dissappointment , I picked up this book hoping that It might be different .The first 3 to 5 pages were okay , the rest was utterly horrible , which is a shame because the subjects she's adressing are quite significant and they need to be touched upon and talked about in the arab world.It's just her writing style that I hate for it is full of self indulgence and complete narcissism.And one last thing , she clearly has no clue about what real feminism is.Librairies Alkitab , H [...]

    4. Like Joumana's last book, I really wanted to like it. I really did. But I just cannot stand the way she writes - she writes in a manner that is both sanctimonious and self-indulgent; a reflection of herself and her obvious narcissism. A real shame because the substance of what she touches upon is good and needs to be addressed. Someone else needs to write this book.

    5. كتاب للكاتبة اللبنانية جمانة حداد طبع عام2012 وهو مترجم للعربية عام 2014 مع مقدمة خاصة لها:لماذا انا ملحدة!.بداية الكتاب كما هو شائع هذه الايام للتشجيع على القراءة تتصدر كلمات للصحف الاجنبية تمدحه بأعتباره جريءاو ذا اهمية ما !ليس في متن الكتاب شيئا جديدا يمكن ان يمتاز على الكتب ا [...]

    6. بوافقها الرأي بكل شي حكتو عدا شغلتين وبسببهم قيمتو 4 بدل 5الشغلة الأولى علم النفس ما حكى إنو يلي تعرض لإغتصاب بس يكبر رح يصير مغتصبالشغلة التانية عن رأيها بالزواج ما بقدر أتحمل فكرة إنو شريكي /زوجي يكون عندو تجارب جنسية بعدما عرفني تحت مسمى انو هو وفي إلي عاطفياً وبنفس الوقت م [...]

    7. أكثر ما يجذبني في النساء (الفيمنست) ويصيبني بالنشوة الفكرية هو محاورة امرأة تعرف عن ماذا تتكلم، تجيد الإنتقاد الحيادي لكلا الجنسين ،الإبتعاد عن إهانة جنس في سبيل إعلاء جنس آخر إضافة إلى التحليل المنطقي العقلاني بعيداً عن المواقف العاطفية امرأة (فيمنست) لكن لا تقف عارية أمام [...]

    8. I loved this book for one main reason; Joumana Haddad have the guts to shout out what many of Arab women are feeling and thinking. This book isn't just an attack against men, it also shows what's really happening in the Arab world and what I respected the most is that the writer also discuss how women are involved in this segregation and discrimination. The book tackles many issues such as religion, age, sex, desire, sin and much more. Most importantly it speaks out what arab women feel and want [...]

    9. Unfortunately even though I loved the first 2 to 3 pages I've gotta say the remaining 171 pages were absolute rubbish. Poorly written literotica and forth-right insults at a nation. If you want people to change which I assume was the intention of the writer, maybe insults and aggression and ridicule may not be the best way to get them to listen. Unless of course this was aimed at a different audience (non arabs) about arab men. Then I don't see how it could be calling for change.

    10. This type of book is much needed in Lebanon & the Middle East, where patriarchal, traditional/conservative and fundamental religious values still reign undisputed. It's about time someone condemned thes values for what they really are: nonesense, unacceptable, retarded.The style is indeed earnest, and highly contrarian, but one cannot make any progress to a better future without effrontery when dealing with such an age old & dogmatic mentality.

    11. It is taking me a lot to put my feelings about this book into comprehensive words, not because it left me speechless but because I have so much that I want to say! I loved it, I hated it and I had a lot of mixed feelings about it and it is difficult for me to be on the fence about opinions because I got a lot of them and I usually tend to not be afraid to share them but this is different. WARNING: this book is not for the sensitive, the easily provoked or the easily offended, it is written with [...]

    12. J'étais curieuse d'en savoir un peu plus sur l'engagement de Joumana Haddad, et en effet j'ai trouvé les chapitres les plus personnels de ce livre assez intéressants. J'ai été déçue, par contre, par la façon dont les arguments généraux contre le machisme sont développés. Sur base du titre, je m'attendais à une discussion à la fois humoristique et critique de la masculinité dans les pays arabes, mais le propos est plus général (l'auteure traite autant de la féminité que de la m [...]

    13. كتاب جميل ورائع كعادة جمانة اتفق مع معظم ما كتبت واتحفظ على بعضه. تعجبني نسويتها ويعجبني غضبها ونقمتها تعجبني تحليلاتها وتفسيراتها يعجبني كل شي فيها وفي كتابها انصح بقرائته جمانة انسانة شجاعة وعظيمة لقد كسرت كل التابوهات وتخطت كل الحدود التي رسمتها مجتمعاتنا ضيقة الأفق انا [...]

    14. Piqué con esta bazofia. Atenuantes: compra compulsiva a última hora en la Feria del Libro, libro envuelto en plástico sin posibilidad de hojearlo, tema atractivo En fin, que va uno y se gasta cerca de 20 euros en este engendro. La autora es una católica libanesa (lo de católica define su origen, no su mentalidad) que nos cuenta lo machistas que son los árabes con una superficialidad espantosa. No se busquen aquí análisis ni datos ni profundidades. Son capitulitos cortos y absolutamente i [...]

    15. بصراحة أحسست بالحزن عندما انتهيت من قراءة الكتاب ليس لأنني اتفق مع كل الأفكار المطروحة فيه فهذا مستحيل لأنه يطرح أفكارا شخصية قد نتفق مع بعضها وسنختلف يلاشك مع البعض الأخر وهذا طبيعي في كل الفكر البشري ولكن حزني نابع إلى إننا نادرا ما نرى إصدارا عربيا بهذا الجمال والجرأة في [...]

    16. At first glance this book appears to be like a journal entry taken from a teenager’s diary who has recently discovered how shitty Arab men are HOWEVER Joumana’s witty rants fed an angry fury within me. A book like this needs to exist to address these issues in a manner that’s very much IN YOUR FACE instead of playing with words, Joumana wants you to know that she’s an anti-theist atheist, and that she has had many sexual encounters, she also wants you to be angry at the state of women no [...]

    17. حسناً، الكتاب إمتداد لكتابها السابق (هكذا قتلت شهرزاد) وإمتداد لنقمها على المجتمعات النسوية و الذكورية معاً بالإضافة لنقمها على الديانات ، لا أستطيع أن أقول ان الكتاب أعجبني كله ولا أستطيع أيضاً أن أجحف حقها في الغضب على ممارسات دينية و إجتماعية مشوهة من كثيرين حولنا ! رسالة [...]

    18. L'essai de Joumana Haddad se veut tranchant. À cet égard, cet essai appelant à la fin du machisme dans la société arabe ne met en lumière qu'un côté de la médaille. Bien que celui-ci dénonce les discriminations dont sont victimes les femmes arabes, celui omet de présenter la situation des femmes arabes religieuses, des femmes ayant choisi leur condition et s'épanouissant au sein d'elle. En revanche, les commentaires de Haddad sur la sexualité se veulent très intéressants, mettant [...]

    19. To be quite frank, the only thing I liked in this book was the fact she used a Star Wars reference. Other than that, it seemed as if I'm reading an angry, confused and rebellious teenage girl's journal entry. I might have enjoyed it if it tackled one issue rather than pointing at societies as a whole and using Biblical references more than the Quran; even though this takes place in the Arab World mostly.

    20. I agreed, I disagreed. I smiled, I frowned.In the end I loved this book and the woman behind it. She is bold and frank and angry. Angry in a good way, in a constructive way, in a way that more people should be. She gives me hope for women and men all over the world.The back cover calls her a Germaine Greer of Lebanon but I disagree mostly because I think Haddad is more to the point, and perhaps a bit more shrewd, more of a Nietzsche for our century.

    21. الكتاب غريب، غاضب جدًا على النظرة الذكورية للمرأة. أعتقد بأنه كتاب خفيف، قرأته في الطائرة ولم أجد صعوبة في فهمه أو فهم مقصده مثلًا، لكن كان مشتت بعض الشيء، وصراحة يجعلك تفكر في أمور كثيرة بالحياة. إذا لم تكن شخصًا يتقبل نقد الآخرين أو تجد نفسك منزعجًا منه، فلا تقرأ الكتاب.

    22. Some criticism: Hadda puts Afghans and Iranians under the rubric "Arab" her focus is only on heterosexuality and written in English with literary references mainly Western is intended for Euro/American/Australian audience. Looking forward to her third book.

    23. Iniziato h 12:30 finito h.16:20. Penso di aver detto tutto. È da leggere assolutamente. Le recensioni in arabo di uomini con poche stelle le attribuisco proprio al tipo di uomini di cui parla. Autrice coraggiosa, continuerò nella lettura delle sue opere

    24. كان يا ما كان فتاة صغيرة تكره سوبرمان،و كانت تعرف أنها لن تعيش مع رجل بسعادة إلى الأبد،الا اذا رفضت ان تكون صورة عن شهرزاد التسويات و الا اذا خلع هو القناع ليتحول الى رجل حقيقي!!!

    25. leiturasdelaura.bJoumana Haddad é uma autora libanesa conhecida no Brasil pelo livro "eu matei Sherazade". No Líbano ela é uma das vozes mais proeminentes do feminismo, e seu trabalho e seus textos são muito importantes para o movimento feminista no Oriente Médio.Dito isso, é preciso dizer que Superman is an Arab não é um bom livro. Infelizmente ele sofre de um problema estrutural sério, que é o excesso de assuntos envolvidos em menos de 300 páginas. O segundo problema é mais complic [...]

    26. Recently I experienced something that you could call a strong reminder that feminism is still needed, just as much as it was needed 10 or 20 or 30 years ago. As many wake up calls, this one also wasn't pleasant. So, I decided to fight this battle against ignorance and misogyny like I usually fight my battles: with knowledge. I decided to read more about feminism. However, I did not want hefty reads by old school feminists. So this little book was brought to my attention. And this little book tur [...]

    27. لا يستطيع الشخص تحديد موقفه اتجاه جمانة حداد بسهولة، من ناحية تشعر بأنها أكبر المدافعين عن حقوق المرأة والمضطهدين بالمجتمعات العربية ولا أحد ينكر ذلك أو ينكر جرأتها بطرح المواضيع وتأسيس مجلة "جسد"، ومن ناحية أخرى تشعر بأن موضوع العلاقات الحميمية " الجنس" يشكل لديها عقدة نفسي [...]

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