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My Husband Is Egyptian: 15 Women Tell Their Stories Paperback – August 28, 2009
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More About the Author
Her first book "My Husband Is Egyptian" was written in German and published in 2008 under the titel "Mein Mann ist Ägypter".
Her encounters with other foreign women where the trigger for this book. Fifteen women told the very personal story of their lives. In the 1960s, some of these women followed their husbands 'blindly' into a foreign country, where they had to learn a new language and face the challenges of living in a foreign culture. Often they had to overcome economical difficulties, sometimes even survive intrigues. All of these families have prevailed and have found their own way.
The book is a collaboration with her daughter Mona Gabriel.
Mona Gabriel was born in 1968 in Endicott, N.Y., USA. As the daughter of an Egyptian father and a German mother (Annelies Ismail), she has experienced the advantages and the drawbacks of such a colorful family set-up. After studying advertising and marketing she first worked in international marketing at a publishing house. She has been a freelance copy editor and journalist since 1997. Today Mona Gabriel lives in Leipzig, Germany, together with her husband and their two children.
Top Customer Reviews
It didn't go into the relationships of the couples. It was simply a list of what they did,
and the fact that
they kept going back forth between Germany and Egypt. The book was not very structured and
thus made it difficult to gain any real insight into the advantages and disadvantages of an intercultural marriage.
Altogether I found it rather boring.