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Record Number: 33567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Ahmed and I talked together and read the Quran, when he would put on his tarbush, put out his cigarette, and be careful that the Book should not be touched except with clean hands nor laid aside under any other book.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1934 and 31 Dec 1934

Country:

Yemen

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Aden

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Doreen Ingrams

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

24 Jan 1906

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Wife of the British political agent of Aden and daughter of the Liberal Home Secretary, Edward Shortt

Occupation:

Writer, traveller, Arabist, and aide to the political agent in Aden

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Yemen

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Koran

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Read in Arabic

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33567

Source:

Print

Author:

Doreen Ingrams

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Time in Arabia: Life in Hadhramaut

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

Pagination is from the 2013 new edition. First publication in London by John Murray, 1970.

Citation:

Doreen Ingrams, A Time in Arabia: Life in Hadhramaut, (London, 2013), p. 5, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33567, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

Doreen Constance Ingrams nee Shortt (1906-1997) was the wife of the British political agent Harold Ingrams. Ahmed was a dispensing chemist who gave Doreen regular conversational Arabic lessons in the Adeni dialect, as well as reading the Qu'ran together in classical Arabic. The shared reading took place in the Ingrams' home in the 'Crater' district of Aden.

   
   
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