Distant View of a Minaret: And Other Stories

כריכה קדמית
Heinemann, 1987 - 116 עמודים
This collection of short stories admits the reader into a hidden private world, regulated by the call of the mosque. The book provides accounts of death, the lives of women in purdah and the frustrations of everyday life.
 

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ביקורת משתמש  - REINADECOPIAYPEGA - LibraryThing

Unusual very short stories. The author and I are at logger heads with regard to the treatment of women in North Africa and the Middle East. She wants no major changes to how their religion is followed ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

A number of reviews take care to point out that these short stories are not feminist, which is true enough; they are closely-observed pictures of (mostly) women's lives in Egypt. Some of the settings ... קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

Distant View of a Minaret
1
Bahiyyas Eyes
5
Telephone Call
13
Thursday Lunch
17
An Incident in the Ghobashi Household
23
Badriyya and Her Husband
29
Me and My Sister
39
Mansoura
47
The Long Night of Winter
55
My World of the Unknown
61
At the Time of the Jasmine
77
The Flat in Nakshabandi Street
89
Degrees of Death
103
The Kite
107
Just Another Day
113
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מידע על המחבר (1987)

Alifa Rifaat has spent all her life in the Arab world, immersed in the traditions and culture of Islam. She was brought up in Egypt, a devout Muslim, strictly adhering to the Islamic way of life and well versed in the Qu'ran and religious teachings. Her education and a possible future career in art were curtailed when she married - her parents' alternative to university. A widow, she now lives in Cairo with her three children. Largely divorced from Western influences, speaking and writing only Arabic, Alifa Rifaat allows the reader a rare and enlightening glimpse at woman's condition in a male-dominated environment.Her originality lies not in any overt and conventional feminist approach, but rather through her implicit criticisms of the male neglect of his Islamic obligations to women, particularly in family life and marital relationships. She challenges behaviour from within the accepted framework of her society's religion and laws. Distant View of a Minaret was first published in English in 1983, by Quartet Books. Two of the stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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