In a language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Ahmed tells a moving tale of her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to terms with her identity as a feminist living in America.

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey 2000, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140291834

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