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Written from several perspectives, the majority of this ethnographic collection chronicles the period of Nubian history in the 1960s just before 50,000 Egyptian Nubians were moved from their ancestral home along the Upper Nile due to the building of the Aswan High Dam and the rising waters it backed up. The first half, by Elizabeth Fernea, is an engaging personal account o ...more
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published December 31st 1991 by Waveland Press
(first published September 1990)
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Elizabeth Warnock Fernea was an influential writer, filmmaker, and anthropologist who spent much of her life in the field producing numerous ethnographies and films that capture the struggles and turmoil of African and Middle Eastern cultures. Her husband, the anthropologist Robert A. Fernea, was a large influence in her life. Fernea is commonly regarded as a pioneer for women in the field of Midd ...moreMore about Elizabeth Warnock Fernea...