International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(8), pp. 189-193, August, 2014

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.055

Research paper

The Crime of the Elite: A Feminist Reading of Omaima Al-Khamis’Saja Visit


Prof. Hend T. Alsudairy


Princess Nourah University/ Alfaisal University, Riyadh/ KSA. Email: hendum@gmail.com


Accepted 24 August 2014



Saja visit is a Saudi novel; it explores the traditional upper-class Saudi extended family’s relationships. The crime that takes place in the current of the events is not the center or goal of the novel. The concern is its reflection and consequences on each character acting in this family drama. The crime is used to reveal the struggle, the murder of the individual’s ability to live as he/she desires. This paper will focus on women’s struggle to be and how a hideous incident as the crime can shed light on the hidden silent accepted social crimes.

Keywords: patriarchy, elite, woman, crime, self-assertion



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