Open Journal Systems
Preparing the Way: Early Arab Women Feminist Writers
The clear dividing line between a journalist and a writer in the West has always been blurred in the Arab world. Many Arab journals and papers were launched by writers and educators who considered journalism an extension of other forms of writing and who felt that they had an urgent social and political mission. We can consider them as precursors of the formal associations that, beginning with the Egyptian Women’s Union in 1927, launched the women’s movement in the Arab region.
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