Guests of the Sheik
An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
ISBN10: 0385014856 ISBN13: 9780385014854 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Jun 1 1969 Pages: 346 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West.A most enjoyable book abouut Muslim women]--simple, dignified, human, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead. --Muhsin Mahdi, Jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.