Playing Cards In Cairo

Playing Cards In Cairo

[mint Tea, Tarneeb And Tales Of The City]

Book - 2011
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PLAYING CARDS IN CAIRO is a fly-on-the-wall account - like THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - of life (for western readers) in a strange and exotic environment. Hugh Miles lives in Cairo and is engaged to an Egyptian woman. Twice a week he plays cards with a small group of Arab, Muslim women and through this medium he explores their lives in modern Cairo, the greatest of Arab cities. It is a secretive, romantic, often deprived but always soulful existence for the women as they struggle with abusive husbands and philandering boyfriends. The book is a window onto a city - and a way of life - which is at a crucial juncture in its history. Hugh Miles, who knows the Arab world intimately, is the perfect guide.
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2011.
ISBN: 9780349119809
Branch Call Number: 305.4869 MIL
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 24 cm.

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