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The Dancer from Khiva : a Memoir.

Author: Bibish.
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books Ltd., 2009.
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In a narrative that flows like a late-night confession, Bibish recounts her story ... Born into an impoverished family in a deeply religious village, Bibish was named 'Hadjarbibi' in honour of her grandfather's hadj, his pilgrimage to Mecca. But her holy name could not protect her when, at the age of eight, she was brutally abused, and left for dead in the desert. Bibish's tenacity helped her survive the attack -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bibish,
Dancer from Khiva : A Memoir.
London : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bibish.
ISBN: 9781848873742 1848873743
OCLC Number: 818854642
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; The Dancer from Khiva.

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In a narrative that flows like a late-night confession, Bibish recounts her story ... Born into an impoverished family in a deeply religious village, Bibish was named 'Hadjarbibi' in honour of her grandfather's hadj, his pilgrimage to Mecca. But her holy name could not protect her when, at the age of eight, she was brutally abused, and left for dead in the desert. Bibish's tenacity helped her survive the attack - she instinctively knew to keep her experience a secret rather than risk further punishment. But soon her love for dancing - prohibited by Islamic custom - resulted in her bein.

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