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The Seven Veils Of Seth

The Seven Veils of Seth PDF
Author: Ibrahim Al-Koni
Publisher: Garnet Pub Limited
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781859642023
Size: 71.39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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The Seven Veils Of Seth

by Ibrahim Al-Koni, The Seven Veils Of Seth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Seven Veils Of Seth books, Draws on the tension between the two opposing visions of Seth to create a novel that also provides a vivid account of daily life in a Tuareg oasis.



The Seven Veils Of Seth

The Seven Veils of Seth PDF
Author: كوني، إبراهيم
Publisher:
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9789774162220
Size: 53.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Arabic fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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The Seven Veils Of Seth

by كوني، إبراهيم, The Seven Veils Of Seth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Seven Veils Of Seth books,



Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989

Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 PDF
Author: Justine McConnell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN: 1472579399
Size: 40.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989

by Justine McConnell, Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989 books, Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 explores the diverse ways that contemporary world fiction has engaged with ancient Greek myth. Whether as a framing device, or a filter, or via resonances and parallels, Greek myth has proven fruitful for many writers of fiction since the end of the Cold War. This volume examines the varied ways that writers from around the world have turned to classical antiquity to articulate their own contemporary concerns. Featuring contributions by an international group of scholars from a number of disciplines, the volume offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary literature from around the world. Analysing a range of significant authors and works, not usually brought together in one place, the book introduces readers to some less-familiar fiction, while demonstrating the central place that classical literature can claim in the global literary curriculum of the third millennium. The modern fiction covered is as varied as the acclaimed North American television series The Wire, contemporary Arab fiction, the Japanese novels of Haruki Murakami and the works of New Zealand's foremost Maori writer, Witi Ihimaera.



The Scarecrow

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Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 1477302522
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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The Scarecrow

by Ibrahim al-Koni, The Scarecrow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Scarecrow books, The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting of the conspirators who assassinated the community's leader at the end of the previous novel, The Puppet. They punished him for opposing the use of gold in business transactions—a symptom of a critical break with their nomadic past—and now they must search for a leader who shares their fetishistic love of gold. A desert retreat inspires the group to select a leader at random, but their "choice," it appears, is not entirely human. This interloper from the spirit world proves a self-righteous despot, whose intolerance of humanity presages disaster for an oasis besieged by an international alliance. Though al-Koni has repeatedly stressed that he is not a political author, readers may see parallels not only to a former Libyan ruler but to other tyrants—past and present—who appear as hollow as a scarecrow.



The Puppet

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Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN: 1477308938
Size: 13.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 129
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The Puppet

by Ibrahim al-Koni, The Puppet Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Puppet books, The Puppet, a mythic tale of greed and political corruption, traces the rise, flourishing, and demise of a Saharan oasis community. Aghulli, a noble if obtuse man who has been chosen leader of the oasis, hankers after the traditional nomadic pastoralist life of the Tuareg. He sees commerce (understood as including trade in gold, marriage, agriculture, and even recreation) as the prime culprit in the loss of the nomadic ethos. Thus he is devastated to learn that his supporters are hoarding gold. The novel's title notwithstanding, the author has stressed repeatedly that he is not a political author. He says that The Puppet portrays a good man who has been asked to lead a corrupt society. The subplot about star-crossed young lovers introduces a Sufi theme of the possibility of transforming carnal into mystical love. The Puppet, though, is first and foremost a gripping, expertly crafted tale of bloody betrayal and revenge inspired by gold lust and an ancient love affair.



Cairo

Cairo PDF
Author: Claire E. Francy
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Release: 2008-06
ISBN: 9789774162039
Size: 10.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 225
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Cairo

by Claire E. Francy, Cairo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cairo books, The guide described by The New York Times as "indispensable," revised and updated for 2008, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize--and enjoy--the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life--finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt's famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one's family from the local market--are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for. The format of this edition addresses the needs of independently minded tourists as well as residents by the inclusion of: an A-to-Z directory of goods, services, and interests subdivided by neighborhood; a language section on the basics of Cairene Arabic; and details on shopping and sightseeing from a resident's perspective. Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its sixteenth edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world's most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.



Omnicide

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Author: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
Publisher: Urbanomic/Sequence Press
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN: 0997567465
Size: 45.19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 600
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Omnicide

by Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, Omnicide Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Omnicide books, A fragmentary catalogue of poetic derangements that reveals the ways in which mania communicates with an extreme will to annihilation What kind of circumstances provoke an obsessive focus on the most minute object or activity? And what causes such mania to blossom into the lethal conviction that everything must be annihilated? There is no turning away from the imperative to study this riddle in all its mystifying complexity and its disturbing contemporary resonance—to trace the obscure passage between a lone state of delirium and the will to world-erasure.. A fragmentary catalogue of the thousand-and-one varieties of manic disposition (augomania, dromomania, catoptromania, colossomania...), Omnicide enters the chaotic imaginations of the most significant poetic talents of the Middle East in order to instigate a new discourse on obsession, entrancement, excess, and delirium. Placing these voices into direct conversation, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh excavates an elaborate network of subterranean ideas and interpretive chambers, byways, and burrows by which mania communicates with fatality. Like secret passages leading from one of the multitudinous details of a bustling Persian miniature to the blank burning immanence of the desert, each is a contorted yet effective channel connecting some attractive universe (of adoration, worship, or astonishment) to the instinct for all-engulfing oblivion (through hatred, envy, indifference, rage, or forgetting). A captivating fractal of conceptual prisms in half-storytelling, half-theoretical prose, a rhythmic, poetic, insidious work that commands submission, Omnicide absorbs the reader into unfamiliar and estranging landscapes whose every subtle euphoric aspect threatens to become an irresistible invitation to the end of all things.



New Waw Saharan Oasis

New Waw  Saharan Oasis PDF
Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN: 1477308954
Size: 37.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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New Waw Saharan Oasis

by Ibrahim al-Koni, New Waw Saharan Oasis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New Waw Saharan Oasis books, Upon the death of their leader, a group of Tuareg, a nomadic Berber community whose traditional homeland is the Sahara Desert, turns to the heir dictated by tribal custom; however, he is a poet reluctant to don the mantle of leadership. Forced by tribal elders to abandon not only his poetry but his love, who is also a poet, he reluctantly serves as leader. Whether by human design or the meddling of the Spirit World, his death inspires his tribe to settle down permanently, abandoning not only nomadism but also the inherited laws of the tribe. The community they found, New Waw, which they name for the mythical paradise of the Tuareg people, is also the setting of Ibrahim al-Koni’s companion novel, The Puppet. For al-Koni, this Tuareg tale of the tension between nomadism and settled life represents a choice faced by people everywhere, in many walks of life, as a result of globalism. He sees an inevitable interface between myth and contemporary life.



Cities Without Palms

Cities Without Palms PDF
Author: Tarek Eltayeb
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9789774162565
Size: 57.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 90
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Cities Without Palms

by Tarek Eltayeb, Cities Without Palms Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cities Without Palms books, In a desperate attempt to save his mother and two sisters from famine and disease, a young man leaves his native village in Sudan and sets out alone to seek work in the city. This is the beginning of Hamza's long journey. Hunger and destitution lead him ever farther from his home: first from Sudan to Egypt, where the lack of work forces him to join a band of smugglers, and finally from Egypt to Europe--Italy, France, Holland--where he experiences first-hand the harsh world of migrant laborers and the bitter realities of life as an illegal immigrant. Tarek Eltayeb's first novel offers an uncompromising depiction of poverty in both the developed and the developing world. With its simple yet elegant style, Cities without Palms tells of a tragic human life punctuated by moments of true joy. "Once started it is difficult to put down. It is sensational, original, and altogether a magnificent literary debut." --James Kirkup, Banipal



The Palm House

The Palm House PDF
Author: Ṭāriq Ṭayyib
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9774164822
Size: 53.49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 291
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The Palm House

by Ṭāriq Ṭayyib, The Palm House Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Palm House books, Following several years of hardship in Vienna, fortunes begin to change for Sudan native Hamza when he meets Austrian native Sandra, who shows him the Palm House, a famous Viennese greenhouse, where the frost of Hamza's heart begins to thaw. By the author of Cities without Palms.