The Tent
by Miral Al-Tahawy and Anthony Calderbank


Overview - The Tent is a beautifully written, powerful, and disturbing novel, featuring a host of women characters whose lives are subject to the will of a single, often absent, patriarch and his brutal, foul-mouthed mother. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the lives of the Bedouin and peasant women unfold, revealing the tragedy of the sonless mother and the intolerable heaviness of existence.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Tent is a beautifully written, powerful, and disturbing novel, featuring a host of women characters whose lives are subject to the will of a single, often absent, patriarch and his brutal, foul-mouthed mother. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the lives of the Bedouin and peasant women unfold, revealing the tragedy of the sonless mother and the intolerable heaviness of existence.

Set against trackless deserts and star-filled night skies, the story tells of the young girl's relationship with her distant father and a foreign woman who is well-meaning but ultimately motivated by self-interest. It provides an intimate glimpse inside the women's quarters, and chronicles their pastimes and preoccupations, their stories and their songs.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9789774245428
  • ISBN-10: 9774245423
  • Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
  • Publish Date: December 2000
  • Page Count: 140
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Modern Arabic Writing

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