Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village Guests of the Sheik discussion


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message 1: by Karen (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new)

Karen McAuley Just read this excellent account of an anthropologist and his wife living in Iraq in the 1950s. This book details customs, foods, social relationships, vividly and honestly. Fernea includes her own doubts, misunderstandings, concerns, reactions. These personalize her account and bring it to life. Anyone who has ever traveled to a truly foreign land will understand and have felt similarly.


Anne I had to read this for a class I was taking and once I started reading it I found it to be a very good book. I was suprised because I normally don't read books like this. I am glad to hear someone else also enjoyed it.

Happy Reading


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