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El-Bab El-Maftouh: The Story of a Woman Who Breaks Down Social Barriers

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“Eh heya el osoul?” But what are these traditions and customs that we’re always told we need to abide by, Laila often demands of her mother in frustration. Lateefa El Zayat’s voice reaches us through Laila’s, and echoes with all of us to this day, over fifty years later. Laila is a middle-class Egyptian living in…

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