Malak Hifni Nasif: Negotiations of a Feminist Agenda between the European and the Colonial

  title={Malak Hifni Nasif: Negotiations of a Feminist Agenda between the European and the Colonial},
  author={Hoda A. Yousef},
  journal={Journal of Middle East Women's Studies},
  pages={70 - 89}
  • Hoda A. Yousef
  • Published 8 January 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
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