1. While I imagine that an international audience may be pleased to read more than one language, the usage of French here may need some qualification for non-French speakers. One reason I use this term is to refer to Cixous' concept of ecriture feminine, which may be translated as female writing or feminine writing, but neither translation encapsulates the rich meaning described by Cixous. Further, in the case of Salah, her work engages deeply with the politics of translation, as she is writing in a francophone, or French speaking, context in Canada. Trans studies scholar Vivianne Namaste describes in her book Invisible Lives the ways that limiting scholarship to English has the potential effect of marginalizing those who do not speak English. In her context, Montreal, many francophone people do not have the financial privilege of accessing English language education. [return to page 1]

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