Playing Cards In Cairo -

Playing Cards In Cairo

Mint Tea, Tarneeb and Tales of the City

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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.

Product code: 9780349119809

ISBN 9780349119809
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW129xS18
No. Of Pages 288
On Sale Date 27/04/2011
An insider's account of the drama of Muslim women's lives in Egypt