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"A luxurious banquet of sensual images. . . Ahmed has spread a sumptuous table . . . her powers of observation and her skills and a communicator are keen . . . Extraordinary . . . Like a lapidary turning a gem repeatedly in order to refine and polish it to its highest sheen, Ms. Ahmed is never content to simply accept an apparent truth without examining it from all sides . . . Her admonitions are so kind and her reasons so sound that we never resent them, even when they are most accurate in exposing our weaknesses, prejudices, and failures." --G. K. Nelson, Savoy Magazine
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140291830
Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila 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.As a young woman in Cairo in the 1940s and '50s, Ahmed witnessed some of the major transformations of this century -the end of British colonialism, the creation of Israel, the rise of Arab nationalism, and the breakdown of Egypt's once multireligious society. Amid the turmoil, she searched to define herself -and to see how the world defined her -as a woman, a Muslim, an Egyptian, and an Arab. In this memoir, she poignantly reflects upon issues of language, race, and nationality, while unveiling the hidden world of women's Islam. Ahmed's story wil be an inspiration to anyone who has ever struggled to define their own cultural identity. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140291830
Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140291830
Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140291830