Marilyn Booth

Translator, author, and scholar, Marilyn Booth has had an interest in Arabic since the age of 12, when she spent a year in Beirut, Lebanon. Since graduating from Harvard-Radcliffe College with a degree in Near Eastern studies, she has had a varied career as a scholar at institutions such as the University of Oxford, St. Antony's College, Brown University, University of Edinburgh, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Magdalen College. In addition to Booth's many credits as a translator for books such as the bestselling Girls of Riyadh, her authored works include Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History Through Biography in Fin-de-Siècle Egypt, May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt and Bayram al-Tunisi's Egypt: Social Criticism and Narrative Strategies.

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Author: Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth | Narrator: Kate Reading
Release Date: July 05, 2007
When Rajaa Alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi women—their private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their culture—she caused a sensation across the Arab world. Now in English, Alsanea’s tale of ...
Girls of Riyadh Cover