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The Resource A border passage : from Cairo to America--a woman's journey, Leila Ahmed

A border passage : from Cairo to America--a woman's journey, Leila Ahmed

Label
A border passage : from Cairo to America--a woman's journey
Title
A border passage
Title remainder
from Cairo to America--a woman's journey
Statement of responsibility
Leila Ahmed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leila Ahmed grew up in Cairo in the 1940s and '50s in a family that was eagerly and passionately political. Although many in the Egyptian upper classes were firmly opposed to change, the Ahmeds were proud supporters of independence. But when the Revolution arrived, the family's opposition to Nasser's policies led to persecutions that would throw their lives into turmoil and set their youngest child on a journey across cultures. Through university in England and teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi and America, Leila Ahmed sought to define herself - and to understand how the world defined her - as a woman, a Muslim, an Egyptian, and an Arab. Her search touched on questions of language and nationalism, on differences between men's and women's ways of knowing, and on vastly different interpretations of Islam. She arrived in the end as an ardent but critical feminist with an insider's understanding of multiculturalism and religious pluralism. In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of her Cairo youth and the harsh barrenness of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed has given us a story that can help us all to understand the passages between cultures that so affect our global society
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Leila
Dewey number
  • 305.42/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ahmed, Leila
  • Women
  • Muslim women
  • Women in Islam
  • Egyptians
  • Feminism
  • Ahmed, Leila
  • Egyptians
  • Feminism
  • Muslim women
  • Women
  • Women in Islam
  • Egypt
  • United States
Label
A border passage : from Cairo to America--a woman's journey, Leila Ahmed
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Harem Perfected?
  • In the House of Memory
  • Egypt: The Background
  • From Colonial to Postcolonial
  • In Expectation of Angels
  • Transitions
  • Harem
  • School Days
  • Suez
Control code
ocm39695977
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780374115180
Lccn
98039027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A border passage : from Cairo to America--a woman's journey, Leila Ahmed
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Harem Perfected?
  • In the House of Memory
  • Egypt: The Background
  • From Colonial to Postcolonial
  • In Expectation of Angels
  • Transitions
  • Harem
  • School Days
  • Suez
Control code
ocm39695977
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780374115180
Lccn
98039027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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