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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publsiher : Anchor
  • Release : 03 November 2010
  • ISBN : 0307773787
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 7 ratings
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Summary:
A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West. "A most enjoyable book abouut [Muslim women]--simple, dignified, human, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead." --Muhsin Mahdi, Jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.