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Mirrored Loss: A Yemeni Woman's Life Story

Gabriele vom Bruck


Mirrored Loss tells the story of Amat al-Latif al Wazir, only daughter of 'Abdullah al-Wazir, the leader of Yemen's constitutional movement of the mid-twentieth century for reform of the autocratic imamate. Her relationship with her adored father, who was accused of treason, takes center stage in this biographical narrative. Amat al-Latif enjoyed a privileged childhood in a high-ranking family at the heart of Yemeni politics; yet the failed revolt of 1948 was the family's downfall, leaving her and other close relatives exposed to social indignities and privation. She then spent many years in e ... More

Keywords: Yemen, Constitutional movement, Revolt, Biography, Memory, Violenc, Subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190917289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190917289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriele vom Bruck, author
SOAS, University of London