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‘Three Ladies in Cairo’ recounts the generations of a city

The novel is a fictionalised retelling of the lives of Edelstam herself, along with her mother Ingrid, and her grandmother Hilda, in Egypt


Swedish author Anne Edelstam’s latest novel “Three Ladies in Cairo” narrates the experiences of three Swedish women in Egypt; their hardships, the good times and the bad.  The novel, which is published by an Egyptian-Lebanese publishing house, was released last week in Egyptian bookstores after being translated into Arabic.

The novel tackles the life of Swedish women living in Egypt (Photo Public Domain )
The novel tackles the life of Swedish women living in Egypt
(Photo Public Domain )

The novel is a fictionalised retelling of the lives of Edelstam herself, along with her mother Ingrid, and her grandmother Hilda, in Egypt.

Throughout the narrative, the reader rediscovers the history of Egypt’s modern civilisation over the course of the 20th century, and its social and political transformations, up to Egypt’s first free elections in June 2012.

“Women’s voice comes through loud and strong in the book as there are three women speaking about their lives,” Edelstam said. “I included famous Egyptian feminists in the story such as Nawal El-Saadawy and Huda Shaarawy, who are personal friends.”

Edelstam’s grandfather first came to Egypt to work as a judge in the mixed courts. The three generations, Anne, Ingrid, and Hilda, share their experiences in coping with the different social and cultural upheavals during their time in Egypt.

 

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  • As the Founder of VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE & VOWW-TV … strong voices for the “voiceless” women, young girls and children worldwide, we thank Daily News-Egypt for this write-up after the collaboration of our two VOWW members Anne Edelstam and Marwa Adams … They exemplify a unique collaboration as an example of cross-cultural understanding between Sweden and Egypt. Though the book “Three Ladies in Cairo” was first published in Swedish and English, Marwa did an excellent job in translating the book and editing it into Arabic … no small task ! Please note that this announcement will be read by nearly 2,000 VOWW’s members spread across 140+ countries !!!

    Congratulations for the write-up Anne and Marwa !!! May the book be a best-seller for the Egyptian-Lebanese publishing house, on the Arabic translation – released in March to be found in Egyptian bookstores and Amazon !

https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/03/22/three-ladies-cairo-recounts-generations-city/
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