" ... these accounts eloquently portray extended families at work, the needs and responsibilities they represent, and the ways in which modern Middle Easterners never "leave home"... Books of this kind, which reveal the great variety of Middle Eastern Experiences, which bring a human dimension to what otherwise might seem a set of abstractions, and which enable the reader to engage in life events that most of us share, have an important role to play in the university classroom. They are a key weapon in the university's teacher's struggle against prejudice and ignorance."-Times Literary Supplement, 24 October 2003
About the Author
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (1927–2008) was Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
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