Additional Information. Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, ; by Huda Shaarawi; ; Book; Published by: The Feminist Press; View. Re-‐reading Huda Shaarawi’s “Harem Years”– Bargaining with the Patriarchy in the. Changing Egypt. Julia Lisiecka. Abstract: This paper re-‐examines the. Shaarawi’s feminist activism grew along with her involvement in Egypt’s nationalist of a Cairo harem during the years before Egypt declared independence in , . Huda Shaarawi () was among the last generation of Egyptian.
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See if you have enough points yars this item. A firsthand account of the private world of a harem in colonial Cairo—by a groundbreaking Egyptian feminist who helped liberate countless women. In this compelling memoir, Shaarawi recalls her childhood and early adult life in the seclusion of an upper-class Egyptian household, including her marriage at age thirteen.
Her subsequent separation from her husband gave her time for an extended formal education, as well as an unexpected taste of independence.
In this fascinating account of a true original feminist, readers are offered a glimpse into a world rarely seen by westerners, and insight into a woman who would not be kept as property or a second-class citizen. The Return Pulitzer Prize Winner.
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