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Culture in the Lands of Dance


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Middle Eastern Culture

For Adults

Star Books marked with a star are Shira's top picks.

Star Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village. By Elizabeth Warnock Fernea. Guests of the Sheik
Pyramids & Nightclubs. By L. L. Wynn. Pyramids and Nightclubs

North America title:

Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing. By Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi.

U.K. title:

Belly Dancing: Unlock the Secret Power of an Ancient Dance. By Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi.

German-language title:

Der Ruf der GroƟmutter: Oder die Lehre des wilden Bauches. By Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi.

Grandmother's Secrets

Unlock the Power

Ruh Der Grossmutter

Star Dreams Of Trespass: Tales Of A Harem Girlhood. By Fatima Mernissi. Dreams of Trespass
Star A Trade Like Any Other: Female Singers and Dancers In Egypt. By Karin Van Nieuwkerk. Trade Like Any Other
Princess: A True Story Of Life Behind The Veil In Saudi Arabia. By Jean P. Sasson. Cover
Unveiled: One Woman's Nightmare in Iran. By Cherry Mosteshar. Unveiled


For Children

StarGrandma Hekmatt Remembers. By Ann Morris. Grandma Hekmatt



Guide Books

Star Culture Shock! Egypt: A Guide to Customs & Etiquette. By Susan L. Wilson. Culture Shock Egypt




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