Letters from Cairo
"When her husband is offered a six-month Fulbright grant to teach American literature at Cairo University, Pauline Kaldas embarks on a new journey-and an opportunity to return home. Born in Egypt, she immigrated with her parents to the United States when she was eight years old. Returning now with her own children, Kaldas writes from a perspective as an Arab American, straddling two homelands and two identities. Through a collection of letters, journal entries, essays, and even local recipes, she provides a richly detailed portrait of life in Cairo, recording daily revelations and eventually reconciling past and present."--Barnesandnoble.com description.
Syracuse University Press
Pauline Kaldas, Arab Americans, autobiography, Cairo, travel
Kaldas, Pauline, "Letters from Cairo" (2007). Books by Hollins Faculty. 33.