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Remembering Home and Exile: Memoirs by Jews of Muslim Lands

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Allana E. Cooper; Allana E. Cooper

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.26-28.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Literature; History; Antisemitism; Judaic Studies

Type: Report


In order to discuss the experience of Jews in Muslim lands as illustrated by the genre of memoir, the author discusses three books: "Journey From the Land of No" by Roya Hakakian; "Out of Egypt" by Andre Aciman; and "Pillar of Salt" by Albert Memmi.