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Remembering Childhood in the Middle East: Memoirs from a Century of Change Hardcover – November 1, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0292725461 ISBN-10: 0292725469 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 365 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292725469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292725461
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,028,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" ... 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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James J. Halsema on July 27, 2003
Format: Paperback
During a five year assignment in Cairo (1961-1966) as head of the U.S. Embassy cultural and information programs I naturall tried to learn as much as I could about our audiences but I never saw an account of growing up in Egypt or nearby nations until this one. Elizabeth Fernea and her husband have lived in intimate contact with their peoples from the swamps of eastern Iraq to the bazaars of Morocco. She has a gift for describing her surroundings. Here she has assembled the memories of a panoply of individuals from every walk of life from royalty to villager during the momentous changes of the 20th Century.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
this is an excellent book and has the memoirs of a large range of individuals from the middle east. Easy to read and understand
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