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There was a knock on the door. Liza. An embrace, kisses, tears, love and each one of us was chewing the other! com - licensed to The Royal Library - PalgraveConnect - 2011-05-25 30 2/23/11 04 abdel-malek 3-7:04 abdel-malek 3-7 2/23/11 12:52 PM Page 31 An American Immigrant (1979) AHMAD MUSTAFA is an Egyptian-American businessman who moved to the United States in 1967 and lived as an illegal alien in New York City for some years. In his An American Immigrant (1979), he recounts with fascinating details his life experiences from rags to riches.

Did he not die? 03 abdel-malek 1-2 pbk:03 abdel-malek 1-2 2/23/11 12:52 PM “ The America I Have Seen” Page 17 17 The Director of the Egyptian State scholarships in Washington was invited to a party with his wife. Before the engagement, his wife fell ill, so he called up to apologize for not being able to attend because of this emergency. But the hosts replied that there was no need to apologize as he could attend the party alone, which would actually be a good stroke of luck, since one of the women invited to the party had lost her husband suddenly before the party.

All this notwithstanding there is no one further than the American from appreciating the spirituality of religion and respect for its sacraments, and there is nothing farther from religion than the American’s thinking and his feelings and manners. com - licensed to The Royal Library - PalgraveConnect - 2011-05-25 The Sadness of the Ravens over Their Dead 03 abdel-malek 1-2 pbk:03 abdel-malek 1-2 2/23/11 12:52 PM Page 19 “ The America I Have Seen” 19 If the church is a place for worship in the entire Christian world, in America it is for everything but worship.

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