The open door
The Open Door is a landmark of women's writing in Arabic; published in 1960, it was very bold for its time in exploring a middle-class Egyptian girl's coming of sexual and political age, in the context of the Egyptian nationalist movement preceding the 1952 revolution. The novel traces the pressures on young women and young men of that time and class as they seek to free themselves of family control and social expectations. Young Layla and her brother become involved in the student activism of the 1940s and early 1950s and in the popular resistance to continued imperialist rule; the story culminates in the 1956 Suez Crisis, when Gamal Abd al-Nasser's nationalization of the Canal led to a British, French, and Israeli invasion.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Zenodotos - LibraryThing
Despite Layla's Trollopian ditherings about her choice of men and her rather hopelessly rudderless personality, this bildungsroman holds the attention all the way to the apocalyptic climax of the Suez ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
THE OPEN DOORمعاينة المستخدمين - Kirkus
This classic Egyptian novel, first published in 1960, was awarded the first Naguib Mahfouz medal for Literature in 1996. It's set approximately during the decade following WWII, when agitation for ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله