Playing Cards In Cairo: Mint Tea, Tarneeb and Tales of the City

Author:

Hugh Miles

Publisher:

Little Brown & Co

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Publisher

Little Brown & Co

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9780349119809

ISBN-10 0349119805
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21 X 14.2 X 2
Weight (grms) 204

PLAYING CARDS IN CAIRO is a fly-on-the-wall account - like THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - of life (for western readers) in a strange and exotic environment. Hugh Miles lives in Cairo and is engaged to an Egyptian woman. Twice a week he plays cards with a small group of Arab, Muslim women and through this medium he explores their lives in modern Cairo, the greatest of Arab cities. It is a secretive, romantic, often deprived but always soulful existence for the women as they struggle with abusive husbands and philandering boyfriends. The book is a window onto a city - and a way of life - which is at a crucial juncture in its history. Hugh Miles, who knows the Arab world intimately, is the perfect guide.

Hugh Miles

Born in Saudi Arabia, Hugh Miles was educated in Libya and Eton and studied Arabic at Oxford and in the Yemen. He has written for the London Review of Books and the S. Times. He won The Times Young Journalist of the Year award in 2000.
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