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Casting off the Veil: The Life of Huda Shaarawi, Egypt's First Feminist

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 18 Dec 2011
In 1923, when the pioneer of feminist activism, Huda Shaarawi, removed her veil in Cairo's train station, she created what became a landmark (and much-copied) gesture for feminists throughout Egypt and the Middle East and cemented her status as one of the most important feminists in twentieth-century Egypt. In Casting off the Veil, her granddaughter Sania Sharawi Lanfranchi uses never-before seen letters and photographs to explore the life and thought of Egypt's first feminist, as she campaigned against British occupation, as well as striving to improve conditions for women throughout the country. From her birth into a wealthy and powerful family, her early years spent in a harem, to her iconic status as one of the most influential feminists in Middle Eastern history, this is a fascinating portrait of a determined and ground-breaking woman, a rich and important story which will captivate everyone with an interest in Egyptian, feminist or colonial history.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781848857193
ISBN-10: 1848857195
Pagini: 320
Ilustrații: 2 integrated bw illustrations
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.64 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția I.B.Tauris
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Sania Sharawi Lanfranchi is a freelance translator, working with organisations as: the World Heath Organisation (WHO), the Library of Alexandria, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds postgraduate degrees in both English Literature and Arabic Literature from the American University in Cairo.

Cuprins

1: Childhood in a conservative home2: First steps in social work3: International feminism and the EFU4: Against the occupation5: A Wafdist ministry6: A lesson in diplomacy7: The game of politics8: The question of Greater Syria9: The natural enemies of war10: Turning points11: Peace and justice12: The Second World War13: The UNGA divides Palestine