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Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist: The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi

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Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist is the first English translation of the memoirs of Anbara Salam Khalidi, the iconic Arab feminist. At a time when women are playing a leading role in the Arab Spring, this book brings to life an earlier period of social turmoil and women's activism through one remarkable life.

Anbara Salam was born in 1897 to a notable Sunni Muslim family
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 5th 2013 by Pluto Press
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Beelzo
Apr 21, 2016 Beelzo rated it liked it
I rated this very informative book 3 stars, not because I did not like it, but because in my opinion it could have been an easier read.

To begin with, the vocabulary used is not an average level of English language. Unless you have a strong base in English, you will need to make a stop every now and then to look up words in a dictionary, and in my opinion, history books must be an easy read for everyone. However, taking into consideration that this is an autobiography of a writer I can understan
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Scheherazade
Jun 04, 2015 Scheherazade rated it it was amazing
This was such a heartfelt memoir, written with a lot of nostalgia for a past that was so difficult for Anbara, yet perfect in the little joys it gave her. It was fascinating for me to read about Lebanon's history through a budding feminist's eyes. It also offered a sneak peek at how Lebanese women viewed their counterparts in Egypt. I didn't realise how interconnected the two countries - on the political sphere at least - were.
As a woman who moved to Jerusalem with her husband and made Palestin
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Anne
Sep 14, 2014 Anne rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
The writing consisted of a lot of telling versus showing readers a story and letting us participate in the emotion of it. However, the history in this is incredibly valuable and important. Fascinating and devastating stuff.
Jody Curtis
Sep 29, 2013 Jody Curtis rated it it was amazing
Fascinating first-person perspective on middle east history from pre-WWI era through 1970s.
Made me go research history of Palestine/Israel, and helped to understand better events in current-day Syria.
Definitely recommend.
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Recommended to Ann by: Clare Leader
edited by Clare, but not published by AUB Press

eloquent and engaging
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Anbara Salam Khalidi was a feminist, activist, writer and translator of classic literary works into Arabic.
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