A Border Passage

A Border Passage A Border Passage From Cairo To America A Woman S Journey This entire memoir is like an impressionist painting Every page was breathtaking, whether it was the memory of the author as a child, lying under a starlit Alexandria sky with her grandmother on the 27th night of Ramadan, waiting for angels, or her many passages about her strained yet loving relationship with her mother Leila Ahmed masterfully weaves history together with memory, and paints a picture of mid 20th century Egypt as a multilingual, religiously diverse nation unaffected by the tumu This entire memoir is like an impressionist painting Every page was breathtaking, whether it was the memory of the author as a child, lying under a starlit Alexandria sky with her grandmother on the 27th night of Ramadan, waiting for angels, or her many passages about her strained yet loving relationship with her mother Leila Ahmed masterfully weaves history together with memory, and paints a picture of mid 20th century Egypt as a multil
A Border Passage is a personal memoir of Ahmed s childhood in Cairo, her academic life in England, and her professional life in America She weaves a beautifual story of the impact of imperialism and the Eygptian revolutions on her life and the life of her family She struggles with racism when there was no such word She brings the reader to a place of contemplation as they begin to see the world from a non Western point of view.Ahmed is a skilled writer, able to a story that is intriguing and A Border Passage is a personal memoir of Ahmed s childhood in Cairo, her academic life in England, and her professional life in America She weaves a beautifual story of the impact of imperialism and the Eygptian revolutions on her life and the life of her family She struggles with racism when there was no such word She brings the reader to a place of contemplation as they begin to see the world from a non Western point of view.Ahmed is a skilled writer, able to a story that is intriguing and extremely eye opening for Western readers Each page I turned I learned just a bit, leaving me questioning many of my own perceptions about my childhood and adult life.A Border Passage explores
This book is really, really good It starts a little slow and muddled but the speed at which it progresses is reflective of the author s sharpening of her outlook and identity Reading this book, I realized how similar the experience of growing up in a British colony, Egypt, is to growing up as an immigrant, minority, and Muslim in America She vividly portrays a conflicted sense of self with which I can identify strongly and resolves her sense of conflict in a way that is healing, even to me T This book is really, really good It starts a little slow and muddled but the speed at which it progresses is reflective of the author s sharpening of her outlook and identity Reading this book, I realized how similar the experience of growing up in a British colony, Egypt, is to growing up as an immigrant, minority, and Muslim in America She vividl
a beautifully conceived, articulated, and experienced memoir. The Women s National Book Association sent this book to the White House today March 19 in honor of Women s History Month the Women s National Book Association s press release In this deeply personal and moving memoir, Laila Ahmed traces her transformation, along with that of her native Egypt, across six decades A woman born in 1940 in Cairo into relative privilege and educated at Cambridge University as Egypt was undergoing radical political chang The Wo
This book took me a long time to read It was the author s story essentially of the geography of her life, beginning in Cairo after WW2, when Egypt was still under British colonial rule The author came from an upper class background, and discussed the ease and enjoyment of her early life Then came the revolution, and things changed Still, she was able to leave Egypt for an education, but at that point discovered that she was black and not upper class British or French She goes on to disc This book took me a long time to read It was the author s story essentially of the geography of her life, beginning in Cairo after WW2, when Egypt was still under British colonial rule The author came from an upper class background, and discussed the ease and enjoyment of her early life Then came the revolution, and things changed Still, she was able to leave Egypt for an education, but at that point discovered that she was black and not upper class British or French Sh
Leila Ahmed is a terrific writer, but I have the same problems with her memoir that I have with memoirs in general Memoirs, in my opinion, only work as a part of some larger context than one s self, and while Ahmed does better than most, she still gets bogged down in personal minutiae that bare little relevance to that context and, ultimately, bore the shit out of me Her best work comes toward the end, when she really dug in to the point of her memoir searching for her identity as a feminist Leila Ahmed is a terrific writer, but I have the same problems with her memoir that I
This is an intellectually stimulating and beautifully memoir It reflects the formative moments of Leila Ahmed s life while simultaneously investigating questions of imperialism, culture, religion, identity, feminism, race, literacy, politics, literature, Egypt, and Arabness at a level exceptionally perceptive and thorough Ahmed draws a complex portrait of her childhood in Egypt and experiences in British academia Her critical eye and articulate voice combine to form a rich memoir, one which p This is an intellectually stimulating and b
Disappointing It was so clear that she was a well educated woman with an extremely valuable experience to share, but I felt like I was reading continuous thought vomit She s a beautiful writer, but I felt she could have arranged it better to beeffective However, the message was great. Islamic feminist, Leila Ahmed s memoir, A Border Passage From Cairo to America A Woman s Journey, starts with Ahmed s childhood in an upper class Cairene family and ends with her becoming a professor of Women s Studies and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the early 1980s A Border Passage covers her education in England in 1960s along with her time serving on a committee to oversee the development and reform of education throughout the United Arab Emirates UA Islamic feminist, Leila Ahmed s memoir, A Border Passage From Cairo to America A Woman s Journey, starts with Ahmed s childhood in an upper class Cairene family and ends with her becoming a professor of Women s Studies and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the early 1980s A Border Passage covers her education in England in 1960s along with her time serving on a committee to oversee the development and reform of education throughout the United Arab Emirates UAE in the late 1970s, a job she had ambivalent feeling about Large parts of the book are on her ambivalent on becoming an Arab Before the rise of Arab nationalism in Egypt under President Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ahmed saw herself not as an Arab, but as an Egyptian Ahmed is not

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  • Paperback
  • 307 pages
  • A Border Passage
  • Leila Ahmed
  • English
  • 10 November 2017
  • 0140291830