Silent No More: Special Needs People in Egypt

Disability knows no boundaries of ethnicity, religion, gender, or social background. Silent No More: Special Needs People in Egypt (AUC Press, 2002) highlights the many developments that have taken place, especially during the past decade, in social perceptions of disability and disabled persons in Egypt and in the services that enhance their quality of life.

The survey begins with a short overview of Egypt’s prominent role in providing medical care for the disabled from the Middle Ages to the present, and looks at how Egypt has today become the front runner in the Arab world in developing educational programs, services, and support for the mentally and physically disabled.

Drawing on extensive interviews, Lesley Lababidi charts the changes of the present era by letting the disabled and their families, teachers and therapists, directors of government schools, and leaders in nongovernmental organizations speak for themselves. Their stories tell alternately of frustration, commitment, anger, progress, and courage. Most importantly, each person has a message that speaks to the future and the challenges that face Egyptians.

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Middle East Librarians Association

Reviewed Work: Silent No More: Special Needs People in Egypt by Lesley Lababidi, Nadia El-Arabi
Review by: Connie Lamb
MELA Notes
No. 80 (2007), pp. 90-93
Published by: Middle East Librarians Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29785875
Page Count: 4

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Chicago Journals

Reviewed Works: Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt by Samiha El Katsha, Susan Watts; Silent No More: Special Needs People in Egypt by Lesley Lababidi, Nadia El‐Arabi
Review by: Harold Lubell
Economic Development and Cultural Change
Vol. 53, No. 4 (July 2005), pp. 1005-1009
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/426413
Page Count: 5

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International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Reviewed Work: Silent No More: Special Needs People in Egypt by Lesley Lababidi, Nadia El-Arabi
Review by: Nancy Y. Reynolds
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Vol. 38, No. 2 (May, 2006), pp. 327-328
Published by: Cambridge University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3879990
Page Count: 2

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