9780143121923

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143121923

  • ISBN10:

    0143121928

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/24/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

In a language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Ahmed tells a moving tale of her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to terms with her identity as a feminist living in America.

Table of Contents

In The House Of Memoryp. 1
Egypt: The Backgroundp. 3
From Colonial To Postcolonialp. 32
In Expectation Of Angelsp. 47
Transitionsp. 68
Haremp. 93
School Daysp. 135
Suezp. 158
The Harem Perfected?p. 179
ôRunning From The Flames That Lit The Sky"p. 195
Penalties Of Dissentp. 197
In The Groves Of White Academep. 206
On Becoming An Arabp. 243
From Abu Dhabi To Americap. 271
Epilogue: Cairo Momentsp. 299
Afterwordp. 309
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