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Verse Behind the Veil Saudi Woman Challenges Religious Order with Poetry

Hissa Hilal was the first woman to reach the final of Abu Dhabi world-famous poetry competition, "The Million's Poet," which attracts a massive television audience across the Arab world. But the success of the veiled Saudi Arabian poet, who criticized fatwas in one verse, has also made her unpopular.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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