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The Open Door

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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 ...

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The Open Door
2017, Hoopoe

ISBN-13: 9789774168277

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The Open Door
2004, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774246982

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The Open Door
2001, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774246036

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