Women of the Arab world

the coming challenge : papers of the Arab Women"s Solidarity Association Conference by Arab Women"s Solidarity Association. Conference

Publisher: Zed Books in London, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Nahid Toubia ; translated by Nahed El Gamal.
ContributionsToubia, Nahid.
LC ClassificationsHQ1784 .A73 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2052017M
ISBN 100862327849, 0862327857
LC Control Number88029784

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