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The Stillborn: Notebooks of a Woman from the Student-Movement Generation in Egypt
by Arwa Salih
translated by Samah Selim
Seagull Books, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-85742-515-7 | Cloth: 978-0-85742-483-9
Library of Congress Classification HX443.A6S255 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 962.054

Arwa Salih was a member of the political bureau of the Egyptian Communist Workers Party, which was founded in the wake of the Arab–Israeli War and the Egyptian student movement of the early 1970s. Written more than a decade after Salih quit the party and left political life—and published shortly after she committed suicide—the book offers a poignant look at, and reckoning with, the Marxism of her generation and the role of militant intellectuals in the tragic failure of both the national liberation project and the communist project in Egypt. The powerful critique in The Stillborn speaks not only to and about Salih’s own generation of left activists but also to broader, still salient dilemmas of revolutionary politics throughout the developing world in the postcolonial era.

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