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Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

by Jean Naggar
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

by Jean Naggar

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Overview

Childhood is a magical time. Jean Naggar spent hers in Cairo and England in an enchanted world, protected by her large and loving family, unaware that the harsh reality of the Suez Canal crisis of 1956 would infiltrate life within her garden walls to change the lives of the Jews of Egypt forever.

SIPPING FROM THE NILE brings to vibrant life the many rich facets of an opulent multicultural society in a post-colonial world. It is an unforgettable story of love and loss, a lyrical evocation of a time and place engulfed in the turbulence of politics, war and religion, illuminated with lush descriptions of food, clothes, customs, houses, landscapes, and the unique individuals that peopled a vast extended family. Expelled from their homes and their lives, Sephardic Jews from Arab lands have inserted a different immigrant experience into the American legend.


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ISBN-13: 9780981807904
Publisher: Stony Creek Press
Publication date: 10/02/2008
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Jean Naggar was born in Alexandria, Egypt. She grew up in Cairo and London, and later moved to New York City where she established the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in 1978. Her poetry has been featured in The Listener and Athanor. She has been published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and Writers Digest. Jean is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Women's Media Group, PEN, and the AAR. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Serge Naggar, and is the mother of three and grandmother of seven.

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