Amal Ibrahim makes us believe, as we go through the pages of her collection, that she's creating a double door,one to escape, and another to confront. escaping and confronting seem to be the inner motives of the texts, and obviously there is a continuous dialogue with one's self but outside the cage of the echoing ego. the texts are intended to hear an answer from the world more than being content in a cave of silence, since its moral message is to raise and appreciate the value of freedom and defend its grounds. quoted from Charles Baudelaire : I don't write poetry to entertain eloquence loving minds" . the texts were written with care, and in order to read them, one should lighten himself from the burdens of ready cliches and pre- estimation, that normally surround the evaluation of any Iraqi female writer in her own home country.
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