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May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt
Marilyn Booth's elegantly conceived study reveals the Arabic tradition of life-writing in an entirely new light. Though biography had long been male-authored, in the late nineteenth century short sketches by and about women began to appear in biographical dictionaries and women's journals. By 1940, hundreds of such biographies had been published, featuring Arabs, Turks, In ...more
Paperback, 498 pages
Published July 30th 2001 by University of California Press
(first published June 30th 2001)
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