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Author Makdisi, Jean Said.
Title Teta, mother, and me : three generations of Arab women / Jean Said Makdisi.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2006.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 1  920 M2345 T    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 404 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24cm.
Note "The first edition of this book was published by Saqi Books, London, UK, under the title: Teta, mother and me: an Arab woman's memoir"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-404).
Contents Prelude. In my own time -- 1. Jean -- 2. A Cairo childhood -- 3. Men and women, girls and boys -- 4. A kind of education -- 5. 'Ladies, simply ladies' -- 6. Suez -- 7. Ringing the changes -- 8. Beirut. Teta in history. -- 9. Teta's family origins: the Badrs of Schweir and the Haddads of Abeih -- 10. Homs -- 11. A nineteenth-century Syrian schoolgirl -- 12. Alternative paths -- 13. Marriage and war -- 14. Happiness. Mother's world. -- 15. A Palestinian girlhood -- 16. Partings -- 17. Schooldays in Beirut -- 18. Engagement and marriage -- 19. Modern bride, housewife, mother -- 20. Beyond the memoir. Women together: mother and me. -- 21. Beirut revisited -- 22. More letters and war -- 23. Gentle into the night -- 24. Balance -- Postlude -- Acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography.
Subject Makdisi, Jean Said -- Family.
Families -- Middle East -- Biography.
Women -- Middle East -- Biography.
Women, Arab -- Biography.
Middle East -- Biography.
Beirut (Lebanon) -- Biography.
Added Title Three generations of Arab women
3 generations of Arab women
An Arab woman's memoir.
ISBN 0393061566 (hardcover)