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

Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist: The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi
Publisher: Pluto Press
Published Date: April 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0745333564

The English translation of the memoirs of Anbara Salam Khalidi, the iconic Arab Lebanese 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.

Shortlisted for Palestine Book Awards 2014

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Reviewed by: Amelia Smith

In 1928, Anbara Salam Khalidi stood up at a lecture in Beirut and removed her veil. She described the covering as a "prison, preventing women from advancing in the world". Her actions that day caused a storm for her family, and prompted acid attacks and the tearing of veils with razors on the streets outside. This story, told in Anbara's...

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