The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

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In "Sandpiper" by Adhaf Soueif, what are the themes?

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One of the overall themes of this excellent short story is that of cultural incompatibility. The narrator, as a European white woman, reflects on the way that she has never fitted in to Egyptian society, even though she has married an Egyptian man, and as a result, she is left isolated and on the fringes of this culture. The reminiscences of the narrator when she first started her married life in Egypt are full of examples...

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