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Unformatted text preview: 3em Fardoos Ahmed is a women who testified as well about herliving situation in the cimeteries. The author did a good job reporting her emotive thoughts the way she said them making them Review As an outsider who has gained the trust and friendship of Cairo’s cemetery communities, Jeffrey Nedoroscik did a good job representing a sensitive and moving account of life in Cairo’s cemetery communities. Combining personal stories with more general historical, political, and sociological analysis, Jeffrey has presented residents of the City of the Dead; not as victims of outside forces, but as people whose everyday struggles express human aspirations and disappointments. His writing style is very easy which implie that the audience is really broad. The audience might be people like us student who don’t know much about Cairo, the government of Cairo and the holder’s of power who can make change to the life of those who live in the cemeteries. In the beginning, he explained what is the city of dead from his point of view, from a historical one and also from western and traditionalist point of view. Basically, the city of dead is a group of vast Islamic cemeteries that have been the primary burial grounds for the city of Cairo for 1200 years. vast Islamic cemeteries that have been the primary burial grounds for the city of Cairo for 1200 years. However, the cemeteries have become the primary source of shelter for hundreds of thousands of otherwise homeless Egyptians. This community of people includes both rural migrants to Cairo and more established city dwellers....
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- Spring '09
- Cairo, Cemetery, vast Islamic cemeteries