Ramza

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Syracuse University Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 201 pages
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This novel of the harem, originally published in 1958, is a dramatisation of a piece of Egyptian feminine and feminist history. Set at the turn of the century, when Egyptian women were struggling to come forward, it tells the story of life behind the veil and of one woman's rebellion against it.
 

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RAMZA

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Out el Kouloub achieves a modest success by importing some of the feel of an 18th-century British novel into her rendering of harem life in traditional Egypt. Egypt's Out el Kouloub based Ramza ... Read full review

Ramza

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Posthumously translated by a sensitive, involved editor, this brief fictionalized account of turn-of-the-century harem life fascinates as a memoir but, being episodic and inconclusive, frustrates as a ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
My Family
5
My Mother
7
Indje and Narguiss
13
Zohra Hanem
16
Ismail Pasha
20
The House on the Khalig
22
My Father
27
The Other Bride
93
Maher
96
Egyptology
101
Alexandria
106
First Encounter
117
Bedouin Tents
123
Womens Bath
126
Confrontations
129

The Purchase of Slaves
30
Indje and Narguiss
33
The Master
44
The Rebellious Child
47
Magic
52
Education and Escapade
54
Illness and Recovery
60
Mademoiselle
66
Lessons
71
The Angel of Death
78
The Trap
81
Wedding Preparations
87
The Dead Mans Rights
136
Elopement
146
Sheikh Abd el Moutei
153
Court Case
156
Breaking Free
165
Aftermath
170
Escape
177
Voyage
184
Qosseir
187
Bahigas Letter
193
Epilogue
200
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