Way Down in Upper Egypt: A Western Woman's Life Along the Nile; in Depth and Intimate

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781481758628: Way Down in Upper Egypt: A Western Woman's Life Along the Nile; in Depth and Intimate
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Way Down in Upper Egypt is a collection of colorful and intimate stories about the people, culture and customs in this region of Egypt, where life continues much as it has for the past hundred or so years. Why is this unique area called Upper Egypt when it's down in the southernmost part of the country? Why is marriage to a first cousin the most desirable and sought after, why don't automobile drivers turn on the lights after dark and what it means when a man puts his "tails in his teeth" Why must a man enter the house backwards where there'a a newborn baby? Meet colorful friends like Om Mustafa, whose arranged marriage took place at age eleven. What saved the author when a five foot crocodile came at her full speed with mouth wide open and how she escaped after making the carriage driver angry enough to want to kill her.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Author biography is provided on Submission Information Form. Here is a duplicate: Jonna's first few trips to Egypt were study trips to support her passion for Egypt's ancient history. During each visit she spent more time living in the villages and getting to know the culture and customs of Upper Egypt. Over the ensuing 25 years she divided her time between her home in the USA and living along the Nile, forming close and lasting relationships with the villagers. Jonna is one of the founders of The Egyptian Study Society (ESS) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, has served as a docent at three major Egyptian exhibits, is a founder and past editor of The Ostracon, official newsletter of the ESS, and when she isn't lecturing at schools or civic organizations, she organizes and leads trips to Egypt.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 996.00

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781481758611: Way Down in Upper Egypt: A western woman's life along the Nile;in depth and intimate

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1481758616 ISBN 13:  9781481758611
Publisher: AuthorHouse, 2013
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jonna Castle
ISBN 10: 1481758624 ISBN 13: 9781481758628
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
mountain
(GEORGETOWN, CO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Good. softcover book in good shape , light wear to cover and book edges. Seller Inventory # 2DF6HU000I67

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 996.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jonna Castle
Published by AuthorHouse (2013)
ISBN 10: 1481758624 ISBN 13: 9781481758628
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2013. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1481758624-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1,453.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jonna Castle
Published by AuthorHouse (2013)
ISBN 10: 1481758624 ISBN 13: 9781481758628
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2013. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M1481758624_4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1,449.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds