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Girl from foreign

by Sadia Shepard

  • 161 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by The Penguin Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shepard, Sadia,
  • Shepard, Sadia -- Family,
  • Jews -- Identity -- United States,
  • Jewish women -- United States -- Biography,
  • Jewish women -- India -- Biography,
  • Muslim converts from Judaism -- United States -- Biography,
  • Grandparent and child -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSadia Shepard.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE184.36.E84 S54 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18843524M
    ISBN 109781594201516
    LC Control Number2008003912

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The Girl from Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histories, and A Sense of Home is just my kind of book, a memoir from an American who traveled abroad, full of observations about other countries and their cultures.

I especially like that she shows why people love their homelands, even the places that the media so often. Like her granddaughter, she, too, lived as a “girl from Foreign,” as a Jew in Hindu India, then as an Indian Jew in Muslim Pakistan, and finally as an Indian Muslim in the United States.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories of personal growth, travel, the intersection of cultures, and questions of faith. In The Girl From Foreign, Shepard journeys to India to search for her roots in a small community called the Bene Israel, who believe they were shipwrecked there in B.C.E.

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