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A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Womans Journey
A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Womans Journey by Leila Ahmed 0140291830 9780140291834
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A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Womans Journey by Leila Ahmed

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 Egypts 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 womens Islam. Ahmeds story wil be an inspiration to anyone who has ever struggled to define their own cultural identity.

Author: Leila Ahmed

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 307

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2000-06-01

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ISBN: 0140291830

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