The Englishwoman in Egypt
By (author) Azza Kararah
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Englishwoman in Egypt by Azza Kararah
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1844, "The Englishwoman in Egypt" is the collected observations of Sophia Poole, who lived in Cairo from 1842 until 1849 with her brother, the well-known Orientalist Edward Lane, and her two children. During her residence, Poole learned Arabic and adopted Egyptian clothing that enabled her not only to observe day-to-day life in the streets and markets but also to enter hammans and harems and interact on an intimate level with Egyptian woman of different classes. Poole ultimately had access, in fact, to the highest levels of society, including the family of the viceroy Mohamed Ali Pasha, and recorded her experiences there with the same eye for detail and understanding of underlying customs as she brought to bear in the marketplace. As she moves from situation to situation - the pasha's daughter smoking her jewel-encrusted pipe, the homesick slave girl, the occupation of ladies of leisure - one scene after another is unfolded in her writing that reveals not only a mind that observes and records, but a human being who attempts to feel and understand a different culture. In contrast to her brother's dense works of research, Sophia Poole's was cast in the form of letters to a friend. These letters cover her arrival in Alexandria and trip up the Nile to Cairo, as well as her life in Cairo, with its visits to surrounding villages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774247996
(235mm x 158mm x 24mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Azza Kararah
Letters from an Englishwoman in Egypt, Paperback (June 2016)» View all books by Azza Kararah
Early nineteenth-century insights into Cairo life from the sister of famed Orientalist Edward Lane
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Author Biography - Azza Kararah
Azza Kararah is professor emerita of English literature at Alexandria University. Her Arabic translation of Sophia Poole's The Englishwoman in Egypt was published in Cairo in 1999.
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