The Flying Camel

The Flying Camel

Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage

Book - 2003
Rate this:
Many of us have stereotypes of what Jewish" looks like-and for many of us that image is white and European. Yet with the blossoming Jewish multiculturalism movement, led by the dynamic Loolwa Khazzoom, the myth of a "monolithic Jewish community" is about to be debunked. Focusing on the experiences of Jewish women of two rich and varied regions, At Home in Exile reveals the hidden worlds of Jewish women often misunderstood or maligned by both the cultures in which they live and the European-Jewish community. Stories include one woman and her family's flight from persecution in Libya, a writer's exploration of the category "Arab Jew," and a light-skinned, Moroccan-born woman trying to "pass" in order to gain acceptance among European Jews in Tehran. "
Publisher: New York : Seal Press ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2003
ISBN: 9781580050951
1580050956
Call Number: 305.4869 F678
Characteristics: xv, 255 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Khazzoom, Loolwa

Opinion

From Library Staff

Jewish women from Morocco to Iran explore issues of ethnicity, gender and identity in this anthology.

Exploding the stereotypes of who Jewish women are, this collection introduces the stories of Jewish women from the Arab and North African worlds.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SFPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top