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Midnight Tales: A Woman's Journey Through the Middle East

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"In actual fact, the only thing that matters in life is love. yet the inquisitive mind must be fed a few facts... Look at Baghdad!" commands Rosina-Fawzia al-Rawi's lively and imperious aunt Fatima, one of the characters in this delightful collection of personal essays. Aunt Fatima would have approved of this book, for as her niece turns her eye first on Baghdad and then all the lands of the Middle East, ending with her research into women's customs in the Emirates, she devotes herself as a lover does to all the intimate details around her. Whether she recounts a trip to buy a rug, a childhood incident on a Lebanese playground, or explicates Arab poetry, al-Rawi's collection is full of all that Aunt Fatima recommends--her beloved poetry, the ever-present history of these ancient lands, tender and intricate accounts of daily life, and quirky, nuanced tracings of the workings of the human heart.

Book News Annotation:

In the first American edition, a Jerusalem-based sociologist and teacher of Middle Eastern dance, presents aspects of the traditional but eroding cultures of Arab countries unknown to most Westerners. This collection of personal essays ranges from lyrical reminisces about her childhood in Iraq to research into women's customs in the Emirates. Referenced. Al-Rawi's other books include Golden Sky, Red Earth: Women's Lives in Palestine.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In the first American edition, a Jerusalem-based sociologist and teacher of Middle Eastern dance, presents aspects of the traditional but eroding cultures of Arab countries unknown to most Westerners. This collection of personal essays ranges from lyrical reminisces about her childhood in Iraq to research into women's customs in the Emirates. Referenced. Al-Rawi's other books include Golden Sky, Red Earth: Women's Lives in Palestine. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566565585
Translator:
Arav, Monique
Publisher:
Olive Branch Press
Translator:
Arav, Monique
Author:
Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Arab countries
Subject:
Arab countries Description and travel.
Subject:
Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia B - Travel -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
9.03x6.06x.80 in. .88 lbs.

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