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Umm Kulthum: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967-2007
by Laura Lohman
In 1967 Egypt and the Arab world suffered a devastating defeat by Israel in the Six-Day War. Though long past the age at which most singers would have retired, the sexagenarian Egyptian singer Umm Kulth m launched a multifaceted response to the defeat that not only sustained her career, but also expanded her international fame and shaped her legacy. By examining ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Wesleyan
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