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Khalīfah, Saḥar

Works: 72 works in 400 publications in 8 languages and 3,862 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PJ7842.H2938, 892.736
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Wild thorns by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der skildrer livet i Palæstina under israelk besættelse
The Inheritance by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel, Sahar Khalifeh examines the stark realities in the lives of Palestinian women. Through her protagonist, Zeynab, born to an American mother and a Palestinian father, Khalifeh illuminates the disorienting experience of living between two worlds, and the search for identity that mirrors the Palestinians' own quest for nationhoood. Set against the emotionally charged background of the early 1990s - when the Gulf War and the Oslo Accords fundamentally shifted the political landscape - The Inheritance takes as its subject the fate of young Palestinian women who supported their families for decades working elsewhere in the Middle East. Khalifeh traces the disruption caused by the Gulf War on the life of these women, as Zeynab returns to her homeland and tries to adapt to her new life on the West Bank after years spent in Kuwait."--Jacket
The image, the icon, and the covenant by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This award-winning novel is at once a recasting of the story of the Holy Family, an ode to Arab Jerusalem, and a call for liberation, not just of a nation but for the individual women and men who inhabit it." "After abandoning his beloved Mariam when she becomes pregnant, and escaping her brothers' bullets, Ibrahim abandons his own ideals and dreams of becoming a novelist, opting instead to follow his father's wishes and seek wealth and commercial success abroad. Thirty years later, lonely and disillusioned, Ibrahim returns to Ramallah to retrace the past he tried to leave behind. He sets out on a long and frustrating quest to track down Mariam, which takes him from the West Bank to Israel. Along the way he encounters his son, Michael, a young man with spiritual powers that enable him to see what is unknown and find what has gone missing. Moving and lyrical, Khalifeh's novel weaves religious and political symbolism into a story of love and loss. At its core is Ibrahim's - the Palestinian's - agonizing but unrelenting search for a home."--Jacket
La Foi des tournesols : roman by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestijnse roman die zich afspeelt op de door Israël bezette westelijke Jordaanoever, waarin de beklemmende sfeer van de Israëlische bezetting duidelijk naar voren komt
Bāb al-sāḥah : riwāyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Intifada palestinienne, ses espoirs et ses désillusions à travers le regard de quatre femmes
Mudhakkirāt imraʼah ghayr wāqiʻīyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch verhaal over een vrouw die noch in de liefde noch in het huwelijk het geluk vindt
The end of spring by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The End of Spring, Sahar Khalifeh chronicles the struggle of the Palestinian people with a humane depiction of Palestinian resistance fighters during the 2002 siege of Yasir Arafat's official headquarters. Khalifeh's tender and moving portrayal of her protagonists delves into the inner consciences of the men and women and children who were involved in the actual resistance - or were simply caught in the middle. These characters come alive through Khalifeh's use of Palestinian colloquial diction, as does the setting, through her measured attention to the details of the natural surroundings in which the characters live, fight, and die."--Jacket
De cactus : roman by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op de westelijke Jordaanoever spelende roman, waarin de verdeeldheid van de Palestijnen en hun reactie op de bezetting door Israël het hoofdmotief vormt
Rabīʻ ḥārr : riḥlat al-ṣabr wa-al-ṣabbār : riwāyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ṣuwar min mudhakkirāt = La mémoire fertile = Fertile memory( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending both documentary and narrative elements, Khleifi crafts a story of two Palestinian women whose individual struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives. Shot within the disputed Palestinian West Bank "Green Line."
Of noble origins : [a Palestinian novel caled Aṣl wa-faṣl] by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Qahtans are a Palestinian family that claims to have originated in the Arabian Peninsula, descended from the family of the Prophet Muhammad. This connection has given its members a certain ascendancy in their society, and has influenced their cultural and political choices. The true test occurs when the Qahtans, like other Palestinians, confront two enemies after the First World War: the British Mandate and the Zionist movement. Observing the gradual and increasing illegal Jewish immigration and land appropriation, the Palestinians come to realize they have been betrayed by a power that 'fulfilled their promises to the Jews and reneged on their promises to the Arabs.'"--
Lam naʻud jawārī lakum! : riwāyah ṭawīlah min adab Filasṭīn al-muḥtallah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We zullen geen slavinnen meer voor jullie zijn. - Een groep jonge mensen in westelijk Jordanië richt in het geheim een literaire vereniging op
De erfenis by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als haar vader op sterven ligt keert een jonge Palestijnse vrouw vanuit New York terug naar Palestina, waar ze haar familie voor het eerst leert kennen en meemaakt hoe moeilijk het is te leven in een bezet Palestina
Aṣl wa-faṣl : riwāyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Arabic and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennem familien 'Qahtan' giver romanen et billede af den blodige katastrofe, som Israels polititiske projekt og zionismen har gjort i Palæstina
Ṣūrah wa-ayqūnah wa-ʻahd qadīm : riwāyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om et ungt palestinensisk par, som ikke må få hinanden fordi de ikke har samme tro
Der Feigenkaktus by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Israel/Westjordanland/Palästinenser ; politischer Konflikt - kulturelle Identität
Chronique du figuier barbare by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman évoque la vie des Arabes dans une ville de Cisjordanie, occupée par les Israéliens depuis 1967. L'occupation ne fait pas que des victimes... ce qui bouscule, secoue, perturbe les structures familiales et sociales de la communauté arabe. Un roman de colère parcouru par une violence omniprésente, mais pas un roman de haine, selon Naïm Kattan. Un roman pour comprendre l'impasse qui perdure au Moyen-Orient. Comment renouer le dialogue entre Israël et les Palestiniens? Est-il possible? souhaitable? Autant de questions que Sahar Khalifa se pose fiévreusement
Ḥubbī al-awwal : riwāyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Arabic and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kærlighedsroman. Nidhal bliver forelsket i en, som hun ikke kan giftes med, derefter rejser hun til udlandet for at tage en uddannelse. Men der sker mange ting i hendes liv
Das Erbe by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arḍ wa-samāʼ : riwāyah by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wild thorns
Alternative Names
Chalifa, Sahar

Halifa, Sahar

H̲alīfa, Saḥar 1941-

H̲alīfa, Sọahọar 1941-

H̲alīfaẗ, Saḥar 1941-

Ḵalīfa, Saḥar, 1941-

Khalifa, Sahar

Khalīfa, Saḥar 1941-

Khalīfah, Saḥar

Khalifah Sahar 1941-....

Khalīfeh, Saḥar

Khalīfeh, Saḥar 1941-

Saḥar H̱alīfaẗ

Saḥar H̲alīfaẗ 1941-...

Sahar Jalifa

Sahar Khalifa

Saḥar Khalīfa 1941-

Saḥar Khalīfah

Sahar Khalifeh

Sahar Khalifeh palästinensische Schriftstellerin

Sahar Khalifeh Palestinian writer

ח׳ליפה, סחר

חליפה, סחר

כליפה, סחר

סחר ח'ליפה

خليفة، سحر.

خليفة، سحر، ١٩٤١-

سحر خليفة

سحر خليفة، 1941-

칼리파, 사하르 1941-

칼리파, 싸하르 1941-

Arabic (190)

English (57)

German (48)

French (22)

Italian (11)

Hebrew (6)

Dutch (5)

Spanish (3)

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