Egypt Awakening in the Early Twentieth Century

Mayy Ziyādah’s Intellectual Circles

  • Authors
  • Boutheina Khaldi

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Boutheina Khaldi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Boutheina Khaldi
    Pages 47-76
  4. Boutheina Khaldi
    Pages 77-94
  5. Boutheina Khaldi
    Pages 95-124
  6. Boutheina Khaldi
    Pages 157-158
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-237

About this book


Through a detailed study of Mayy Ziy?dah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening). Bringing together history, women's studies, Arabic literature, post-colonial literature, and media studies, she highlights the important and previously little-discussed contribution of Arabic women to the project of modernity.


20th century culture edition expedition Napoleon project style twentieth century

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