Women in the City of the Dead / Edition 1

Women in the City of the Dead / Edition 1

by Helen Watson

ISBN-10: 0865432813

ISBN-13: 9780865432819

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Africa World Press

Product Details

Africa World Press
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Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The City of the Dead3
The Local Social World3
The Women's Social World5
The Women and the Tales12
The Storytelling Circle12
The Women16
Life Histories and Tales
Amira: a childless woman27
The Worth of a Pot36
Oum Idris: a determined woman45
The Most Precious Possessions53
The Princess and the Pearl Merchant64
Oum Mohammed: a triumphant woman74
The Wise Old Cat86
Laila: a rebellious woman96
Oum Ali: a pessimistic woman106
The Foolish Beetle115
Oum Karim: a hopeful woman126
The Hidden Treasure136
The Young Sultan's Quest146
Oum Sherif: a hopeless woman159
The Seventh Chance169
Oum Mustafa: a manless woman183
The Singing Bird191
A final tale: The Honey Bee204

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