Playing Cards in Cairo: Mint Tea, Tarneeb and Tales of the CityPublication details: UK Abacus 2009Description: Paperback 379 PagesISBN:
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Adult Fiction||800 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Checked out||28/03/2023||PKLL003709|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Desi Reads||800 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLL002702|
PLAYING CARDS IN CAIRO is a fly-on-the-wall account - like THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - of life (for western readers) in a strange and exotic environment. Hugh Miles lives in Cairo and is engaged to an Egyptian woman. Twice a week he plays cards with a small group of Arab, Muslim women and through this medium he explores their lives in modern Cairo, the greatest of Arab cities. It is a secretive, romantic, often deprived but always soulful existence for the women as they struggle with abusive husbands and philandering boyfriends. The book is a window onto a city - and a way of life - which is at a crucial juncture in its history. Hugh Miles, who knows the Arab world intimately, is the perfect guide.
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