Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - A Night in Egypt Summary & Analysis

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A Night in Egypt Summary

The chapter is comprised of an introductory paragraph about Allende's friend, Tabra, who travels extensively in search of unique treasures that will inspire her work as a jewelry maker and artist.

The rest of the chapter is a letter that Tabra sent to Allende during her travels in Egypt in 1990. It tells of arriving in an airport in southern Egypt and meeting an attractive man who offered to be her guide while she was in his country. Since it is unsafe for a woman to travel in Egypt alone, and he seemed trustworthy, she accepted his offer. Tabra found herself traveling on an empty road through the desert with her guide, Mahmoud, and four of his male relatives.

Mahmoud took her to his grandfather's house where she met his entire family. The women showed Tabra their treasures: a bridal dowry, a...

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