The View from Garden City

The View from Garden City

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Author Carolyn Baugh tells the moving story of a young American student living in the Garden City district of Cairo. Although she came to study Arabic, she learns far more from the Egyptian women, young and old, that she meets within the swirl and tumult of Garden City. Living, loving, and flourishing amid the fierce inflexibility of tradition, these women reveal a fascinating world of arranged marriages, secret romances, and the often turbulent bonds between four generations of Arab mothers and daughters. Meet the women of Garden City: Huda, who waited desperately for the man she loved until she could wait no longerKarima, who found her future husband amid the madness of warAfkar, who paid a dreadful price for her freedomSelwa, who suffered through the deaths of her childrenYusriyya, who left her native village for a new life in the citySamira, who loved a man who was not hers Rich with the sights and sounds of modern Egypt, The View from Garden City explores the stunning inner strength of women torn between their dreams for the future and the sometimes harsh realities of the past and present.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 105 x 171 x 21mm | 454g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765355760
  • 9780765355768

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