February 1946: Cairo is engulfed by demonstrations against the British. Layla's older brother Mahmud returns, wounded in the clashes, and the events of that fateful day mark a turning point in her life, an awakening to the world around her.Latifa al-Zayyat's acclaimed modern classic follows Layla through her sexual and political coming of age. Her rebellious spirit seeks to free itself from the st...
Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Hoopoe; Reprint edition (March 1, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.3 x 5.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 848199
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I read this for a class on Modern Egyptian History, but as a work of historical fiction I'd recommend it anyhow. This book provides a feminist perspective of life in Egypt in the 1950s. Although the book seems to criticize romance novels, it seems ...
al codes that dictate a young woman's life, just as Egypt struggles to shake off the yoke of imperialist rule.