By Anna Cachia,Pierre Cachia

it is a hugely strange and wonderfully written ebook. it's the double memoir of a mom and son, Anna and Pierre, and the tale takes us from Anna’s early life in Russia and next arrival in Egypt in 1901 to Pierre’s enrollment on the American college in Cairo within the past due Nineteen Thirties. it's interesting, consequently, not just as a private account of an engaging staff of individuals but additionally as a social rfile that portrays a phase of Egypt’s society within the first 40 years of the 20 th century.
As a private tale, it's a lucrative perception into the early formation of a number one, famous, and revered Arabist. His mother’s account of her personal adolescence and tragedies finds a awesome lady we'd desire to have known.
As a social record, it offers us a rare—perhaps unique—picture of the lifetime of foreigners in Egypt who weren't a part of the elite, privileged, ruling classification, revealing a lot concerning the offerings that have been to be had to them in schooling, profession, marriage, and social mixing.
Landlocked Islands therefore bargains the social historian a research of a few minorities in Egypt throughout the first half the 20 th century; it additionally opens up the total query of expatriate lifestyles in Egypt. yet, certainly, it really is an exciting and interesting story, a publication that one regularly reveals oneself desirous to choose up and read.

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