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Hissa Hilal

Poetic Justice in a Pint Sized Pistol: Hissa Hillal, Live! from The Land of Invisible Women

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This is why Hissa Hillal's poetry is such a colossal cultural moment: not merely because one Saudi woman has had the courage to speak out, but because of the cascading, tumultuous conversation this will certainly uncork. Like a gathering storm, a cloudburst of cultural rebellion is mounting.

Saudi Poet Is a Bright Star for Women's Rights (VIDEO)

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Hissa Hilal steps on to the stage of the Abu Dhabi television show. Facing an audience segregated by gender, she recites poetry that boldly calls out for women's rights and the end of extremism.

Saudi Female Poet Whose Verse Inflames And Inspires

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

It is her blistering poetry - recited while dressed in a traditional head-to-toe abaya cloak and broadcast on traditional Arabic television - that is ...