Read the full-text online edition of Khul-Khaal, Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories (). Find Khul Khaal Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories by Atiya, Nayra at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good. Review: Khul-Khaal, Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories. User Review – Sarah – Goodreads. An eye opener into the lives of Egyptian women. Even though.

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That is a sign that khqal cares. Some of the most compelling yet realistic stories of women in Egypt! From their narratives, we find similarities of living in 20th century Middle East, which from the revision of the manuscript, I assume, seems to be closer to the s rather than the s.

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There was also lots of evil eye, hexes and magic. While i didnt enjoy it overly, its a good book for lively discussions. Between Rites and Rights: Refresh and try again. All the haranguing, the insults, abuse and the venom between first and subsequent wives. I don’t really ask the female applicants about circumsiscion or their wedding night, however.

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Publications Pages Publications Pages. The funny thing for me, as a Malay Muslim, is, the superstitious parts, jealousy, feuds and so on happen on our community as well. An eye opener into the lives of Egyptian women. I don’t know if those days were over or not, but I hope so. Feb 21, Ann Murphy rated it it was amazing. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user mhul print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for khaao use for details see www.


Khul-Khaal, Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories

My best guess is that when I moved from Brooklyn, this book was in the stack of things left behind by some unknown former roommate, and me being me, I couldn’t bear to leave a khu behind. I wonder, is my country will go through changes as my fellow Egyptians once did?

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. It is one of my favourites that I have enjoyed time and time again.

Return to Book Page. I gave it 5 stars because these are literal stories in first person accounts. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Although it was written a long time ago the stories are still the same, every-day Egyptian women face the same struggles. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Their stories are fresh and vivid, recording the various roles of being co-wife in a polygamous marriage, the complications of divorce, the rituals of female circumcision and marriage, the loss of children, life-long hate and its source, the position of witchcraft and superstition in their daily lives, primitive health practices, and managing a family’s meager resources, including gold or silver khul-khaal anklets worn by married women.

Apr 18, Zainu rated it liked it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Also, strong indications that black magic and superstitions are the drive in rural and even urban societies, this as well is completely untrue, it might exist but not with the huge magnitude that is mentioned in the book. Russell Books Ltd Condition: How do you pull them out of their suffering if they insist on digging themselves deeper?

Jan 18, Hali rated it it was amazing.

Good quality and fast delivery. A non Egyptian reader might think that the Egyptian woman is nothing but a mere copy of the 5 women in the book and that would be a disaster.


This book presents the life stories of five working class women from Khuul in the s.

One minute they were arguing, and then in a split second, they were laughing together. Even though this book was written quite a while ago I doubt that the way of life for kjul women have changed much kbul that time. Media mail packed in protective bubble lined shipping bags, Priority in a Flat Rate Envelope. Nov 21, Bree rated it really liked it Shelves: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Khul Khaal Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories by Atiya, Nayra

The Women of Deh Koh: Five contemporary Egyptian women, ranging in age from early twenties to mid-sixties, members of Cairo’s impoverished middle to lower classes, told their life stories to Nayra Atiya over a period of many months. Khsal brilliant introduction before diving into bigger, deeper novels such as the Palace Walk series. I fir if it were possible to give this book 10 stars I would. Some bits were interesting, and tidbits of egyptian knowledge and customs is what kept me going with this book, but none of the characters stood out enough for me to be able to ohul between them after a while.

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