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Living with Djinns: Understanding and Dealing with the Invisible in Cairo, Drieskens, Barbara
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Author Name:    Drieskens, Barbara

Title:   Living with Djinns: Understanding and Dealing with the Invisible in Cairo

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Saqi Books 

ISBN Number:   0863566952 / 9780863566950

Seller ID:   ING9780863566950

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The djinn is an invisible spirit with a will of its own that may lurk at the bottom of your teacup or seep through your pores to possess you. Djinns have long been an explanation for illness and misfortune or an excuse for unconventional behavior.

Barbara Drieskens investigates possession, manifestations, and concepts of person and space. She also explores the importance of storytelling in Egyptian society and recounts first-hand experiences of djinns in this unique ethnographic study.

Barbara Drieskens is a researcher at the Institut Francais du Proche-Orient in Beirut, Lebanon.



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