The Cairo House: A Novel (Arab American Writing)

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9780815606734: The Cairo House: A Novel (Arab American Writing)

Samia Serageldin's heroine, the daughter of a politically prominent, land-owning Egyptian family, witnesses the changes sweeping her homeland. Looking back to the glamorous Egypt of the pashas and King Faruk, Serageldin moves forward to the police state of the colonels who seized power in 1952 and the disastrous consequences of Nasser's sequestration policies.

Through well-chosen portraits and telling descriptions of the era's fashions and furnishings, Serageldin conveys detailed social and cultural information. She offers a glimpse of the beach at Agami in the 1960s and conveys the change in mood through the Sadat years. Serageldin's fictional treatment of recent Egyptian history includes key events leading to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, such as the assassination of writer Yussef Siba'yi and the harassment of theologian Nasr Abu Zayd.

Serageldin's heroine goes into exile in Europe and the United States but returns to Egypt in an attempt to reconcile her past and present. Charting fresh territory for the American reader, this semi-autobiographical novel is one of the most sensitive and accessible documents of historical change in Egyptian life. The book will appeal to a general audience and will be particularly useful to students interested in the social customs of the upper class in Egypt in the Nasser and Sadat years.

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Samia Serageldin was born in Egypt, educated in Europe, and emigrated to the United States in 1980. She is the author of an autobiographical novel, The Cairo House, tracing political developments in Egypt over the past three decades. She is the author of papers on topics including Arab American writing and gender and Islam in Egypt. Since September 11 she has been active as a speaker in various public forums on Islam and on international events.

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'Using a beautiful prose style, Serageldin makes Gigi's problems vivid and real. This semi-autobiographical novel...is fascinating and highly entertaining.' Library Journal (US)'This novel is about the personal changes - births, growing up, growing old, deaths - that make exiles of us all. Serageldin does a wonderful job of evoking Gigi's Cairo milieu.' Booklist (US)`[Serageldin's] own experiences lend The Cairo House an intimate, authentic tone, and provide an interesting prism through which to observe the shifting status of a complex nation.' Scottish Sunday Herald'The postwar history of Egypt is skilfully woven into this evocative first novel's portrayal of a wealthy Cairo family's susceptibility to the winds of political change... a telling exploration of the ambiguities of status, loyalty, and belonging'Kirkus Reviews (US)

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