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Umm Khalthoum'S Narrative Of Her Life

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This chapter presents Umm Khalthoum’s narrative of her life. Umm Khalthoum structures her narrative quite differently from the way that Hajja does. The days of the week have no bearing on her recollections, or on the themes that she discusses. In her narrative, ‘change’ is directly connected to ‘moving’ in both senses of the word: to move and being moved. The changes in the conditions of her life instigated by the decisions made by her father and husband are connected to their ‘moving’ around because of their (decreasing) careers. This also ‘moved’ Umm Khalthoum with respect to her feeling of security and happiness as a result of these change of places. The historical events that Umm Khalthoum refers to are in all cases also causes of changes in her personal life, in each case a change for the worse.

Keywords: personal history; Umm Khalthoum’s narrative



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