Egypt Awakening in the Early Twentieth Century: Mayy Ziyadah's Intellectual Circles

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

byBoutheina Khaldi

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Through a detailed study of Mayy Ziyadah'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 Arab women to the project of modernity.

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Through a detailed study of Mayy Ziyadah'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...

Boutheina Khaldi is an assistant professor of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Her research focuses on women's literary salons in Arabic, English, French, and Persian; classical and modern Arabic literature in translation; postcolonial literature; women's literary produc...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230340865

ISBN - 13:9780230340862

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The Ambivalent Modernity Project: From Napoleon's Expedition to Mayy Ziyadah's SalonThe Salon as a Public SphereThey DiscussThe Letter as AnnexStyle as Persuasion: Pleading the Case for the New

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"In writing this book about Mayy Ziyadah and her early twentieth-century Cairo salon, which for the first time brought together the male and female literati of the Arab world, Boutheina Khaldi has contributed a crucial missing element in the construction of the modern Arabic literary canon." - Miriam Cooke, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University