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A Call from Egypt free pdf In February 1975, Joan Kadri Zald received a phone call that propelled her on a five-year odyssey to reconcile the divisions within her broken family. A Jewish woman with an estranged Egyptian Muslim father, Zald faced a new urgency to come to peace with the opposing forces in her divergent Jewish and Muslim bloodlines. A Call from Egypt: A Jewish Woman's Search for Her Muslim family is her thought-provoking story of this singular journey and is certain to enthrall anyone who seeks insight into the process of transcending dysfunctional family patterns. During that momentous call, Zald learned that her father had recently died in Cairo and that his second wife was now destitute. This prompted the author to revisit childhood memories, letters and family accounts to understand the nature of her parents' relationship and how her father fit into her mother's extended Jewish family in New York City. Zald's quest, which culminated in her visit to the small, tradition-laden, rural Egyptian village of her father's childhood, enabled her to forge a new perspective on her father, his family, and herself. As questions of family, religion and nationality emerge through her search, A Call from Egypt offers a unique vantage of the rifts that form in many marriages and divide cultures around the world. With courage and candor, this poignant memoir is at once deeply personal and surprisingly universal in its exploration of the differences that alienate us from one another and the ties that transcend them to connect us again.

About Joan Kadri Zald

Joan Kadri Zald is a former clinical social worker who specialized in family therapy. In retirement, she is now pursuing second careers in photography and writing. Her two previously published books are Portraits of Homelessness, which documents the plight of homeless men and women with narratives and photographs, and Portraits of Creative Aging, a collection of stories and photographs of retired individuals engaged in creative and productive endeavors. She received a bachelor of arts degree and a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan. Originally from New York City, the author is a longtime resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Author : Joan Kadri Zald
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 06 August 2013
ISBN : 1484139607
EAN : 9781484139608
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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