Midnight Tales: A Woman's Journey Through the Middle East

byRosina-fawzia Al-rawiTranslated byMonique Arav

January 1, 2004|
Midnight Tales: A Woman's Journey Through the Middle East by Rosina-fawzia Al-rawi
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"In actual fact, the only thing that matters in life is love, yet the inquisitive mind must be fed a few facts... Look at Baghdad!" commands Rosina-Fawzia al-Rawi''s lively and imperious aunt Fatima, one of the characters in this delightful collection of personal essays. Aunt Fatima would have approved of this book, for as her niece turns her eye first on Baghdad and then all the lands of the Middle East, ending with her research into women''s customs in the Emirates, she devotes herself as a lover does to all the intimate details around her. Whether she recounts a trip to buy a rug, a childhood incident on a Lebanese playground, or explicates Arab poetry, al-Rawi''s collection is full of all that Aunt Fatima recommends-her beloved poetry, the ever-present history of these ancient lands, tender and intricate accounts of daily life, and quirky, nuanced tracings of the workings of the human heart.
Rosina-Fawzia al-Rawi is a much-admired teacher of Middle Eastern dance and Sufism. She lives in Jerusalem and Vienna, where she teaches oriental dancing. Rosina-Fawzia al-Rawi was educated at the Universities of Cairo and Vienna, and is an expert in Arabic studies and ethnology. She is the author of Grandmother''s Secrets, a fascinati...
Title:Midnight Tales: A Woman's Journey Through the Middle East
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Published:January 1, 2004
Publisher:Interlink Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781566565585

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