Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, Guest and Daughter Abstract
* The Awlad 'Ali was a Bedouin community in western Egypt, in an arid, rural area south of the Mediterranean Sea.
* Lila, the author, was an anthropology graduate student studying Bedouin culture.
* From October 1978 to May 1980, she lived with the Awlad 'Ali tribe.
* During the time that Lila lived with the Awlad...
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