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Guests of the Sheik

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Guests of the Sheik

An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

By Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385014854, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1995

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Description
A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West.
"A most enjoyable book abouut Muslim women]--simple, dignified, human, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead." --Muhsin Mahdi, Jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.


About the Author
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea and her husband Robert Fernea traveled to the Arab world for the first time in 1956. After writing Guests of the Sheik, her first book, Professor Fernea wrote The Arab Worldwith Robert Fernea, as well as books about Egypt and Morocco. She also made five films about the lives of Arab women. She dies in 2008."
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