Tent by Miral Al-Tahawy
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The Tent

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Tent by Miral Al-Tahawy

Book Description

"The Tent" features a host of women characters whose lives are subject to the will of a single, often absent, patriarch and his brutal, foul-mouthed mother. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the lives of the Bedouin and peasant women unfold, revealing the tragedy of the sonless mother, the young girl's relationship with her distant father, and a foreign woman who is well-meaning but ultimately motivated by self-interest.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774245428
ISBN-10: 9774245423
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 122mm x 10mm)
Pages: 130
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year old son after the painful break-up of her marriage.

Gazelle Tracks by Miral Al-Tahawy Gazelle Tracks, Paperback (June 2008)

Recounts the tale of Muhra, a young woman whose name means filly, born of the descendants of the Bedouin tribes who settled in Egypt's Delta Province of El Sharqiyya during the 18th and 19th centuries. This title describes Muhra's quest as she seeks to discover the truth about her mother through the old family photographs.

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Author Biography - Miral Al-Tahawy

Miral al-Tahawy was born in 1968 and studied literature at Cairo University. The Tent, her first novel, was widely acclaimed when it was first published in Arabic in 1996 as al-Khibaa'. She has also written a collection of short stories and a second novel, al-Badhingana al-zarqa. Anthony Calderbank has lived in Egypt for many years and has had a long interest in Arabic language and literature. He currently teaches English at the American University in Cairo.

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