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Author Zuhur, Sherifa.
Title Asmahan's secrets : woman, war and song / by Sherifa Zuhur.
Imprint Austin : Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2000.

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Author Zuhur, Sherifa.
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Subject Asmahān, 1912-1944.
Arabs -- Music.
Women singers -- Egypt -- Biography.
Women singers -- Syria -- Biography.
Popular music -- Egypt.
Egypt -- History -- British occupation, 1882-1936.
Add Title Woman, war and song
Description 1 online resource (x, 247 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-243) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary "The great Arab singer Asmahan was the toast of Cairo song and cinema in the 1930s, as World War II approached. A Druze princess actually named Amal al-Atrash, she came from an important clan in the mountains of Syria, but broke free from her traditional family background, left her husband, and became a public performer, a role frowned upon for women of the time. She was also rumored to be an agent for the allied Forces during World War II. Through the story of Asmahan and her musical career, the reader glimpses not only aspects of the cultural and political history of Egypt and Syria between the two world wars, but also the change in attitude in the Arab world toward women as public performers on stage."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0292798075
OCLC # 298105005
Additional Format Print version: Zuhur, Sherifa. Asmahan's secrets. Austin : Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2000 (DLC) 00133419

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