A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey
A Border Passage From Cairo to AmericaA Woman's Journey Author:Leila Ahmed An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland?updated with an afterword on the Arab SpringIn language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to te... more »rms with her identity as a feminist living in America. As a young woman in Cairo in the forties and fifties, Ahmed witnessed some of the major transformations of this century?the end of British colonialism, the rise of Arab nationalism, and the breakdown of Egypt's once multireligious society. As today's Egypt continues to undergo revolutionary change, Ahmed's inspirational story remains as poignant and relevant as ever.« less
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Well-written, eye-opening account of the author's wonderful life as a child as an Islamic woman in Egypt, her pull to more freedom and education, her conflicted feelings coming to terms with women's issues in America.
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