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The stillborn : notebooks of a woman from the student-movement generation in Egypt

Author: Arwá Ṣāliḥ; Samah Selim
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2018. ©2017
Series: Arab list.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arwa Salih was a member of the political bureau of the Egyptian Communist Workers Party, which was founded in the wake of the Arab-Israeli War and the Egyptian student movement of the early 1970s. Written more than a decade after Salih quit the party and left political life--and published shortly after she committed suicide--the book offers a poignant look at, and reckoning with, the Marxism of her generation and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arwá Ṣāliḥ; Samah Selim
ISBN: 9780857424839 0857424831
OCLC Number: 1030898183
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Originally published in Arabic.
English translation first published in 2017.
Description: xxvii, 143 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Arab list.
Other Titles: Notebooks of a woman from the student-movement generation in Egypt
Responsibility: Arwa Salih ; translated by Samah Selim.

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"Arwa Salih was a member of the political bureau of the Egyptian Communist Workers Party, which was founded in the wake of the Arab-Israeli War and the Egyptian student movement of the early 1970s. Written more than a decade after Salih quit the party and left political life--and published shortly after she committed suicide--the book offers a poignant look at, and reckoning with, the Marxism of her generation and the role of militant intellectuals in the tragic failure of both the national liberation project and the communist project in Egypt. The powerful critique in The Stillborn speaks not only to and about Salih's own generation of left activists but also to broader, still salient dilemmas of revolutionary politics throughout the developing world in the postcolonial era"--Jacket.

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