In Their Father's Country
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In Their Father's Country

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Praise for Cairo Stories:

“A beautiful portrait of life in Egypt. I strongly recommend it.”—Alaa al Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building

Claire and Gabrielle Sahli are sisters growing up in 1920s Cairo. Of Syrian descent, they occupy a precarious position in Egypt's increasingly nationalist wealthy classes. While others like them leave, the Sahlis cling on to their homes...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Telegram Books
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Salma Tantawi
In Their Father’s Country is an insightful portrayal of human emotions, and it takes us back on a nostalgic journey to the golden ages of Egypt. As the story is written from the perspective of the main characters, readers can easily relate to them as real people who have really experienced everything described in In Their Father’s Country.

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Enjoyed the companioning of personal stories to the critical events in
Egypt's history, but I missed having a deeper connection with the relationship between the two sisters.
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