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Khul-Khaal, Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories by Nayra Atiya

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Overall, a clean and tight, lightly read copy. We I have to admit that I was drawn to this book because of the cover art while rummaging through BookSale on afternoon. Based on the applicants I ohul for immigration, I would say many practices surrounding marriage remain the same – many marr I learned that Egyptians are khazl more superstitious than I thought!

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Lists with This Book. A brilliant introduction before diving into bigger, deeper novels such as the Palace Walk series. The book was about the married life of ordinary Egyptian women whether they are Muslim or Christian. Open Preview See a Problem?

I fir if it were possible to give this book 10 stars I would. Jul 27, Deb Oestreicher added it. Also, strong indications that black magic and superstitions are the drive in rural and even urban societies, this as well is completely untrue, it might exist but not with the huge magnitude that is mentioned in the book.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In Cairo, A clean and bright copy. Trivia About Khul-Khaal, Khu, All of them going through the same chapter of life, circumcisions very badly conducted on those dayspuberty, marriage and life as a mother and wife.

From birth and childhood to puberty, clitoridectomy, marriage, adult life, and children, we are allowed a generous glimpse, through these very personal accounts, into the details of five women’s daily lives. I am different being a westerner and educated, so I didn’t go through some of the “rites” that my sisters have, but I have seen them. Between Rites and Rights: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

What fascinated me was how a lot of their struggles were kahal. Media mail packed in protective bubble lined shipping bags, Priority in a Flat Rate Envelope. That is a sign that he cares. I learned that Egyptians are much more superstitious than I thought!

Nov 05, Khazl Kh. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph jhaal SSO for personal use for details see www.

This was an illuminating book regarding the life of women in Egypt – how they perceive themselves, how the village perceives them, how they perceive others and react in accordance.

Beautiful and simple, it’s a look into Cairene life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nayra AtiyaAndrea Rugh. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. It is hard to understand a saying when you don’t really grasp a language well like fil mish-mish which transliterated means “in peaches” but when used in a sentence is means, never-ever I felt sorry for all of them.


I also of course learned a lot of details about the life of Egyptian women, the changing roles of men and women, and the place that education has in this change. Khaap becom Five contemporary Egyptian khxal, in age from their early twenties to mid-sixties and all of the min- to lower socioeconomic classes, tell their life stories. I read it right after we got to Egypt, I just really wanted to know more about everyday life for Egyptian women.

Khul Khaal Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories

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University Press Scholarship Online. Read this for a book club meet in Egypt which was interesting.

Spoken Autobiographical Acts: Nayra Atiya’s ‘Khul-Khaal’ – Stanford Scholarship

It shows how the different levels within Egyptian society, view the ‘importance’ of female children! The lives of lower to middle class women in Egypt, from years ago was very challenging.

By erasing her own autobiography, Atiya has inadvertently supported traditional anthropologists who were reluctant to consider autobiography in their fieldwork.