Tent, The

Translator: Alexander Calderbank Publisher: AUC Press Place of Publication: Egypt Date of Publication: 1998 Language: Arabic ISBN: 977-424-473-7 Number of Copies: 2 Author: Tahawy, Miral

This novel follows a group of women whose lives are dominated by an often absent patriarch and his brutally abusive mother. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the lives of the Bedouin and peasant women unfold, revealing their private sufferings and the intolerable heaviness of their existence.