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Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Guests of the Sheik An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
A delightful, extremely well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, Guests of the Sheik is an account of the author's two-year stay in the tiny rural village of El Nahra in southern Iraq. To help her anthropologist husband gather data, Mrs. Fernea agreed to dress only in the all-enveloping black veils of the women of the harem. Alth...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385014854
ISBN-10: 0385014856
Publication Date: 10/1/1995
Pages: 368
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4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village on + 4 more book reviews
Even though this book was written in the 1960's, it is a wonderful book and ironically is still very true of todays world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed reading Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Bookseller of Kabul, as it is just as good as any of these books on Afghanistan life.
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I really enjoyed this book. It gives an inside look into the life of women living behind the veils in Iraq prior to the Saddum era. It was pretty hard to put down. This was written in the late sixties, but I suspect many of the conditions these women faced are still present in the Middle East today.
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I had to read this book for my anthropology class, it's an interesting look at the women of a small Shiite village. It does move a little slow but I found it interesting to learn more about the Iraqi culture given the war right now.


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