Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

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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.

Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village 1995, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385014854

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