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The Journey: From Ismaeleya to Higienópolis - The story of an Egyptian Jew by [Bigio, Alain]
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Whenever I am asked: "Where are you from?" I feel insecure and hesitate to answer. Strange as it may sound, for me the answer is neither simple nor direct. I was born in Cairo Egypt, in 1944, yet I don’t have an Egyptian nationality and can hardly speak the national language, Arabic. I have a French nationality, without ever having lived in France. Although my surname sounds Italian, I don’t speak the Italian. My mother tongue is French, but I prefer to read in English. I have lived in Brazil since I was eight, but I speak Portuguese with an accent as incorrigible as it is undefined: it gives no clue to my origins as it is typical of no place. In Brazil, I studied at the English school, graduated as an Engineer at the University of Sao Paulo, chose the Brazilian nationality and obtained a Brazilian passport. Here I settled and created new roots. So this book of memoirs is a complex answer to that simple question.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1855 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Alain Bigio; 2 edition (10 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MLM888G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,388,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsWorld history in the context of one family's 350-year journey
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