Letters from Cairo

Title

Letters from Cairo

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Description

"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.

ISBN

9780815608547

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Syracuse University Press

City

Syracuse

Keywords

Pauline Kaldas, Arab Americans, autobiography, Cairo, travel

Disciplines

Nonfiction