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Suheir Hammad

Hammad, S. (2010). Exotic. In Born Palestinian, Born Black: & The Gaza Suite. UpSet Press.



This poem by Suheir Hammad illustrates how Muslim women, as the Other, is exoticized through the Western male gaze. The author is resisting such stereotypes and responding to those who hold these views about the Other woman.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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