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Author Kahanof, Jacqueline, author

Title Mongrels or marvels : the Levantine writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff / edited by Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Contents Introduction : Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff, a cosmopolitan Levantine -- Childhood in Egypt -- Passover in Egypt -- Such is Rachel -- Journey to a better land -- A line in the sand -- Maadi -- Alexandria -- Cairo wedding -- Europe from afar -- A culture stillborn -- To live and die a Copt -- Wake of the waves -- Reunion in Beersheba -- A letter from Mama Camouna -- Rebel, my brother -- Israel : ambivalent Levantine -- To remember Alexandria -- My brother Ishmael : on the visit of Anwar Sadat -- Welcome, Sadat -- Afterword : from East the sun
Summary The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917-1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East. This text embraces the idea of a pluralist, multicultural society and counters the prevailing attitudes and identity politics in the Middle East with the possibility of mutual respect and acceptance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jewish-Arab relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Somekh, Sasson, editor
Starr, Deborah A., 1968- editor
ISBN 0804777888 (electronic bk.)
9780804777889 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. 2011