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A Land Without Jasmine

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Author: Wajdi Al-Ahdal
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 1859643124
Size: 41.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 94
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A Land Without Jasmine

by Wajdi Al-Ahdal, A Land Without Jasmine Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Land Without Jasmine books, Under the watchful eyes of the men in her community the beautiful, virtuous Jasmine goes about her daily business, keeping to herself and avoiding the male gaze at all costs. That is until one Valentine's Day, when this beguiling creature vanishes without a trace. As details surrounding her sudden disappearance emerge the mystery deepens. Sexual depravity, honour, obsession ... the motives are numerous and the suspects plentiful. It seems that everyone wants a piece of the charming young student. Family, friends, fellow students and nosey neighbours are quick to make their own judgements on the case, but the truth may be far stranger than anyone anticipates. Wajdi al-Ahdal is a Yemini novelist with a fresh and provocative voice. His works are often controversial and A Land Without Jasmine is no exception, candidly exploring coming of age in a land of sexual repression. He is the author of four novels and four short story collections, and was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008 for his novel The Quarantine Philosopher.



Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation

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Author: Michelle Hartman
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1603293167
Size: 54.24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation

by Michelle Hartman, Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Teaching Modern Arabic Literature In Translation books, Understanding the complexities of Arab politics, history, and culture has never been more important for North American readers. Yet even as Arabic literature is increasingly being translated into English, the modern Arabic literary tradition is still often treated as other--controversial, dangerous, difficult, esoteric, or exotic. This volume examines modern Arabic literature in context and introduces creative teaching methods that reveal the literature's richness, relevance, and power to anglophone students. Addressing the complications of translation head on, the volume interweaves such important issues such as gender, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the status of Arabic literature in world literature. Essays cover writers from the recent past, like Emile Habiby and Tayeb Salih; contemporary Palestinian, Egyptian, and Syrian literatures; and the literature of the nineteenth-century Nahda.



An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue

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Author: Hatem AL-SHAMEA
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 9781696550161
Size: 49.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Languages : un
Pages : 106
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An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue

by Hatem AL-SHAMEA, An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Arab Latin American Cultural Dialogue books, This book is a comparative study that brings a literary dialogue between Arab culture and Latin American culture. It has used the intertextual theory to decipher the friendly relationship between the world cultures. The study sheds light on the theory and then gradually brings the reader to the depth of the discourse. The study is a search for the identity of the text as Intertextuality is a theory of a literary text that expands and widens the identity of the text to include its origins in and its uses of texts of the past, and what happens between "inter" a text of the present and a text of the past may be covert or overt, implicit or explicit, hidden or open. In view of this, the study reveals the correlations between Paulo Coelho, The Zahir and Wajdi Al-Ahdal's A Land without Jasmine. The study aims at analyzing the convergent motives between Coelho's themes and Al-Ahdal's.



Land Without Shadow

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Author: Michael Mewshaw
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Release: 1979
ISBN:
Size: 67.23 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Land Without Shadow

by Michael Mewshaw, Land Without Shadow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Land Without Shadow books,



Anubis

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Author: Ibrahim Al-Koni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9774166361
Size: 60.18 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 184
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Anubis

by Ibrahim Al-Koni, Anubis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anubis books, A Tuareg youth ventures into trackless desert on a life-threatening quest to find the father he remembers only as a shadow from his childhood, but the spirit world frustrates and tests his resolve. For a time, he is rewarded with the Eden of a lost oasis, but eventually, as new settlers crowd in, its destiny mimics the rise of human civilization. Over the sands and the years, the hero is pursued by a lover who matures into a sibyl-like priestess. The Libyan Tuareg author Ibrahim al-Koni, who has earned a reputation as a major figure in Arabic literature with his many novels and collections of short stories, has used Tuareg folklore about Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld, to craft a novel that is both a lyrical evocation of the desert's beauty and a chilling narrative in which thirst, incest, patricide, animal metamorphosis, and human sacrifice are more than plot devices. The novel concludes with Tuareg sayings collected by the author in his search for the historical Anubis from matriarchs and sages during trips to Tuareg encampments, and from inscriptions in the ancient Tifinagh script in caves and on tattered manuscripts. In this novel, fantastic mythology becomes universal, specific, and modern.



Land Without Moses

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Author: Charles Curtis Munz
Publisher:
Release: 1938
ISBN:
Size: 78.97 MB
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Category : Farm life
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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Basrayatha Portrait Of A City

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Author: Mohammed khudayyir
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9789774160646
Size: 51.50 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 157
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Basrayatha Portrait Of A City

by Mohammed khudayyir, Basrayatha Portrait Of A City Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Basrayatha Portrait Of A City books, A multi-faceted fictional recreation of the Iraqi city of Basra



The Last Of The Angels

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Author: Fadhil al Azzawi
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9789774160592
Size: 25.71 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 281
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The Last Of The Angels

by Fadhil al Azzawi, The Last Of The Angels Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Last Of The Angels books, Set in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk during the 1950s, Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel The Last of the Angels tells the slyly humorous tale of three strikingly different people in one small neighborhood. During a labor strike against the British-run Iraq Petroleum Company, Hameed Nylon becomes a labor organizer and later a revolutionary, like his hero, Mao Tse-Tung. His brother-in-law, the sheep butcher Khidir Musa, travels to the Soviet Union to find his long-lost brothers, and returns home to great acclaim (and personal fortune) in an airship. Meanwhile, a young boy named Burhan Abdullah discovers an old chest in the attic of his family's house that lets him talk to angels. By turns satiric, picaresque, and apocalyptic, The Last of the Angels evokes the colorful atmosphere of Kirkuk, with its mix of Turkmen, Kurds, Arabs, Jews, and Assyrian Christians.Painting a loving, panoramic, and elegiac portrait of the city in the final years of Iraq's monarchy, al-Azzawi narrates his novel with a wry humor worthy of Twain and a magical nuance akin to Garcia Marquez. From a family's cat that is revealed to be a jinn to a murdered barber who ends up hailed as a saint with his own shrine, The Last of the Angels skillfully blends the comic and the supernatural. But as the grim reality of modern Iraqi history catches up with the novel's events, we come to learn the depth and complexity of Hameed Nylon, Khidir Musa, and Burhan Abdullah, and al-Azzawi's comic novel becomes a moving tale of growing up in a dangerous world.



Ten Again And Other Stories

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Author: Ibrahim al-Mazini
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789774249471
Size: 53.62 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 262
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Ten Again And Other Stories

by Ibrahim al-Mazini, Ten Again And Other Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ten Again And Other Stories books, Ibrahim al-Mazini was one of the great humorists and stylists of twentieth-century Arabic prose literature. Like an Egyptian James Thurber, he captured the foibles and triumphs of Cairo's middle classes of the 1930s and 1940s in exceptionally stylish prose. This collection gathers in one volume some of al-Mazini's best short fiction, including two novellas: Midu and His Accomplices and Ten Again. Midu is an engaging, well-liked army officer who--assisted by almost every other character in the story--arranges a faux heist from his uncle's library in order to allow young love to run its course. In Ten Again, a man awakes to find that he has returned to childhood, on the day of his tenth birthday: his wife, who is being wooed by a most obnoxious suitor, is now his mother, and his two sons torment him mercilessly at his birthday party. In al-Mazini's skillful hands, the short stories included here illuminate a lively fictional world: from a drunken encounter with a parrot to an undertaker's attempt to provide a cadaver with a believer's contented smile. An unmarried woman dreams of her unborn daughter, who is impatient to be born; and a reclusive author who has chosen to disappear from Cairo's literary scene is tracked down--to his obvious disgust--by an intrepid researcher. Rich in insight, imagination, and humor, these stories are a splendid introduction to a major figure in the early generation of Egyptian writers.



Cell Block Five

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Author: عزاوي، فاضل
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9789774161421
Size: 69.90 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 108
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Cell Block Five

by عزاوي، فاضل, Cell Block Five Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cell Block Five books, Being plucked from a Baghdad cafe and deposited in a cell block for political prisoners is a wakeup call for Aziz, the novel's hero and narrator, a young man who has been living on automatic pilot - as if he were a guest visiting his own life - until he is abruptly forced to come to terms with the flawed world we inhabit and shape. Although never charged with any offense, he must adjust to a lengthy stay in prison, where he is befriended by imprisoned revolutionaries who teach him to dream that an ideal city with his name on it may lie just over the horizon, while the police supervisor encourages him to think of a simple crime to which he can confess so he can be charged and eventually released. Based on the author's own incarceration in Iraq, Cell Block Five is a clear-headed, good-humored tribute to the prison's men - both the inmates and the guards - and an indictment of man's gratuitous inhumanity to man, pointing out that the transition from abused to abuser, tortured to torturer, can be an easy one.