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Author Zayyāt, Laṭīfah.

Title The open door / Latifa al-Zayyat ; translated by Marilyn Booth
Edition First paperback edition
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (364 pages)
Series Modern Arabic writing
Modern Arabic writing.
Summary This novel explores a middle-class Egyptian girl's coming of sexual and political age, in the context of the Egyptian nationalist movement preceding the 1952 revolution. It traces the pressures on young men and women of that time and class as they soughtto be free of family control
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Middle class -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Nationalism -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Student movements -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- 1919-1952 -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- 1952-1970 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Booth, Marilyn.
ISBN 1617971537 (electronic bk)
1617973971 (electronic bk)
9781617971532 (electronic bk)
9781617973970 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Bāb al-maftūḥ. English