Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

The Life and Works of ‵A’isha Taymur

  • Authors
  • Mervat F. Hatem

Part of the Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World book series (LCIW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mervat F. Hatem
    Pages 113-150
  3. Mervat F. Hatem
    Pages 151-194
  4. Mervat F. Hatem
    Pages 195-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-234

About this book


This book examines how the process of nation-building in Egypt helped transform Egypt from an Ottoman province to an Arabic speaking national community. Through the discussion of the life and works of  the prominent writer `A'isha Taymur, Hatem gives insight into how literature and the changing gender roles of women and men contributed to the definition and/or development of a sense of community.

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