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Schami, Rafik 1946-

Works: 454 works in 1,893 publications in 12 languages and 14,938 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Diaries  History  Romance fiction  Folk literature  Political fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, isb, Honoree, Performer, Arranger
Classifications: PT2680.A448, 833.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rafik Schami
A hand full of stars by Rafik Schami( Book )

105 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience a wonderfully complex world of characters and cultures as you explore modern Damascus with a spirited teenage boy. Amid the turmoil of modern Damascus, one teenage boy finds his political voice in a message of rebellion that echoes throughout Syria and as far away as Western Europe. Inspired by his dearest friend, old Uncle Salim, he begins a journal to record his thoughts and impressions of family, friends, life at school, and his growing feelings for his girlfriend, Nadia. Soon the hidden diary becomes more than just a way to remember his daily adventures; on its pages
The calligrapher's secret by Rafik Schami( Book )

62 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even as a young man, Hamid Farsi is acclaimed as a master of the art of calligraphy. But as time goes by, he sees that weaknesses in the Arabic language and its script limit its uses in the modern world. In a secret society, he works out schemes for radical reform, never guessing what risks he is running and how far the purists are willing to go to stop him. His beautiful wife, Nura, is ignorant of the great plans on her husband's mind. She knows only his cold, avaricious side and so it is no wonder she feels flattered by the attentions of his amusing, lively young apprentice. And so begins a passionate love story--the love of a Muslim woman and a Christian man--Cover, [p.4]
The dark side of love by Rafik Schami( Book )

77 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead man hangs from the portal of St. Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderers motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending
Damascus nights by Rafik Schami( Book )

99 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon this enchanting frame of tales told in the fragrant Arabian night, Rafik Schami weaves a strikingly original, sophisticated, and contemporary novel. For this is Damascus, 1959: the words of the past are growing fainter; ancient customs are yielding to modern turmoil. As the hairdresser, the teacher, the wife of the locksmith sip their tea and pass the waterpipe, they trade stories not just about djinns and princesses but also about some unlovely trends in Middle Eastern politics and the insurmountable difficulties of bargaining in a New York department store. And as one tale leads to another ... and another ... all of Damascus appears before our eyes, along with a vision of storytelling - and talk - as the essence of friendship, of community, of life
A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution by Samar Yazbik( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a devastating and personal account of the ongoing uprising in Syria from a prominent Syrian journalist now in hiding. The author, a well known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, has witnessed the first four months of the uprising first hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and observations of, this historic time. Because of the outspoken views she published in print and online, she quickly attracted the attention and fury of the regime, and vicious rumours started to spread about her disloyalty to the homeland and to the Alawite community that she belongs to. This narrative weaves together her independent struggle to protect herself and her young daughter even as her activism propels her into a daunting labyrinth of insecurity after she is forced from her home into living on the run and detained multiple times, expelled from the Alawite community and repudiated by her family, her hometown and even her childhood friends. With empathy and journalistic rigour she began to compile oral testimonies from ordinary Syrians, both as a means of documenting contemporary history and as a way for her to better understand the forces that contributed to the outbreak of the uprising. Filled with snapshots of exhilarating hope and horrifying atrocities, she offers us a unique perspective on the Syrian uprising. Hers is a modest yet powerful testament to the strength and commitment of countless unnamed, individual Syrians who have united to fight for their freedom. These diaries will inspire all those who read them and challenge the world to look anew at the trials and tribulations of the Syrian uprising
Sophia, or, The Beginning of All Tales by Rafik Schami( Book )

29 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A murder in Damascus, a love with the power to save a young man's life... In his latest novel, Rafik Schami ventures to the land of his childhood, where he is now unable to safely return: Syria. As a young girl, Sophia falls deeply in love with Karim, but weds a rich goldsmith instead. A few years later, Karim is accused of an assassination he did not commit and Sophia saves his life. He promises that she will forever have his loyalty, no matter the risk to himself. Long after the incident is buried in memory, Sophia's only son, Salman, returns to Damascus after forty years of exile in Italy; when his photo appears in the newspaper, he is forced into hiding and fears for his life. Remembering Karim's promise, Sophia decides to call on him for help in spite of the many years that have passed, and the lost opportunity of their once-consuming passion. Set during the tumultuous years leading up to the Arab Spring, Sophia delivers the intricate plotting and lyrical posethat Schamni's readers expect, and reveals the power of love to overcome all barriers of time and circumstance..."--page [4] of cover
Fatima and the dream thief by Rafik Schami( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatima accepts the challenge to work for the mean-tempered lord of the castle who steals the dreams of anyone who becomes angry with him
Albert & Lila by Rafik Schami( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert, the only white pig on the farm, and Lila, a chicken too old to lay eggs, suffer the ridicule of their fellow animals until they join forces and defeat a hungry fox who comes to call. Once there was a farm where many pigs and many chickens lived in cordial but distant contentment. They were all very polite to each other, but no pig ever played with a chicken and no chicken ever played with a pig. Not, that is, until Albert meets Lila. Both are outcasts: Albert ridiculed because he is the only white pig on the farm and Lila exiled from the henhouse because she is too old to lay eggs. Naturally, the other animals shake their heads over this odd couple. But Albert and Lila don't care. They're having too much fun together. And when they come up with a cunning plan to outwit the fox, they transform the farm into a safe and happy haven filled with friendship and fun for all
Die Sehnsucht der Schwalbe by Rafik Schami( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, Heimat und Fremde, Abenteuer und die Suche nach Geborgenheit. Um sich auf einer siebentägigen arabischen Hochzeit die Zeit zu verkürzen, schließt Lutfi der Syrer Freundschaft mit dem Bruder der Braut. Er erzählt ihm die ereignisreiche Geschichte seiner Kindheit, seiner Eltern und seiner aufregenden Abenteuer in Damaskus und Frankfurt. Seine Geschichten handeln von Liebe und Hass, Freundschaft und Unterdrückung, Fürsorge und Missgunst und vor allem von der Suche nach einem Ort der vollkommenen Geborgenheit. Viele Male ist Lutfi mit falschen Papieren nach Deutschland eingereist, jedes Mal hat ihn die Polizei erwischt und nach Damaskus abgeschoben. Aber Lutfi kehrt immer wieder zurück
Der ehrliche Lügner Roman von tausendundeiner Lüge by Rafik Schami( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was war, was geschieht, was sein wird, wer weiß es? In den Erinnerungen von Sadik, dem Geschichtenerzähler, mischen sich seine Geschichten mit dem Leben der alten Stadt Morgana. Mit dem Schicksal von 93 Onkeln und Tanten und anderen Bewohnern des Viertels. Sadik erinnert sich an Onkel Gibral, der nie ein Wort sagte. An den Circus India, der mit seinen Tieren eines Tages nach Morgana kam. Und an seine Liebe zu Mala, der Seiltänzerin, die ihn zum Erzähler machte
Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen by Rafik Schami( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in German and Spanish and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom ehemaligen Glanz ist im Circus Valentin nichts mehr zu spüren. Die Tiere sind alt geworden, der Clown, die Seiltänzerin, alle haben schon bessere Tage gesehen, als sie noch vor Königen spielten. Nun brennt auch noch der halbe Circus ab und Direktor Valentin weiß nicht mehr weiter. Da bekommt er eines Tages einen Brief aus dem Orient - eine aufregende Reise beginnt
Wie ich Papa die Angst vor Fremden nahm by Rafik Schami( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sélection lab-elle : album attentif aux potentiels féminins et à la représentation des genres
Der Wunderkasten ; Konig tutnux und zauberin willwas by Rafik Schami( )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crow who stood on his beak by Rafik Schami( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in German and English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventurous little crow goes in search of the magnificent peacock, and, upon meeting him, manages to humble the peacock and endear himself to the other birds
Alberto y Lila by Rafik Schami( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert, the only white pig on the farm, and Lila, a chicken too old to lay eggs, suffer the ridicule of their fellow animals until they join forces and defeat a hungry fox who comes to call
Eine deutsche Leidenschaft namens Nudelsalat und andere seltsame Geschichten by Rafik Schami( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and Spanish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein liebevoller Brückenschlag zwischen Orient und Okzident. Seit beinahe vierzig Jahren lebt Rafik Schami nun schon in Deutschland, seinen staunenden und kritischen Blick auf den deutschen Alltag hat er dabei nicht verloren. Unnachahmlich charmant erzählt er in den teilweise erstmals veröffentlichten Erzählungen aus den Jahren 1990 bis 2010 von den Deutschen und ihren sprachlichen Eigenheiten, wundert sich über die unerschütterliche Konsequenz, mit der deutsche Gäste bei Einladungen selbst gemachten Nudelsalat mitbringen, muss erfahren, dass ein Kaufhaus kein Basar ist, verrät, warum er kein Amerikaner wurde, und schließt, beinahe, Freundschaft mit der sprechenden Stubenfliege Subabe
Märchen aus Malula by Rafik Schami( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1946 geboren in Damaskus geboren 1971 Übersiedlung nach Deutschland und Studium der Chemie 1979Promotion Seit 2002 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der schönen Künste Als brillanter Geschichtenerzähler gehört er zu den erfolgreichsten Schriftstellern deutscher Sprache. Sein Werk wurde in 24 Sprachen übersetzt und vielfach ausgezeichnet
Die Frau, die ihren Mann auf dem Flohmarkt verkaufte oder wie ich zum Erzähler wurde by Rafik Schami( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Großer Auftritt für Rafik Schami: In seinem neuen, persönlichsten Buch erzählt er, wie er zu einem der beliebtesten Erzähler Deutschlands wurde. Er berichtet von seiner Kindheit in Damaskus, als es noch Geschichtenerzähler gab
Die Sehnsucht fährt schwarz : Geschichten aus der Fremde by Rafik Schami( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Herz der Puppe by Rafik Schami( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina und Widu, ein Mädchen und eine Puppe, verbindet eine tiefe Freundschaft. Widu stammt vom Flohmarkt und ist die tollste Puppe der Welt. Sie kann sprechen und weiß die schönsten Geschichten, und wenn man sie fest in den Arm nimmt, ist jede Angst wie weggeflogen. Widu ist wie für Nina gemacht, und sie kommt im richtigen Moment, als Nina gerade umgezogen ist und noch keine neuen Freunde gefunden hat. Doch Widu spürt die Sehnsucht, so zu sein wie das Menschenmädchen, dem sie gehört. Dazu fehlt ihr ein Herz, und das ist für Puppen eigentlich nicht vorgesehen. Aber wenn sie es sich sehr, sehr wünscht, gibt es trotzdem einen Weg. Endlich wieder ein Kinderbuch des Erfolgsautors
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The calligrapher's secret
The calligrapher's secretThe dark side of loveDamascus nightsFatima and the dream thiefAlbert & LilaDie Sehnsucht der SchwalbeReise zwischen Nacht und MorgenThe crow who stood on his beakAlberto y Lila
Alternative Names
Fadél, Suheil

Fadél, Suheil, 1946-

Fāḍil, Suhajl, 1946-

La fei ke Sha mi 1946-

Lafeike-Shami 1946-

Rafik Sami 1946-

Rafik Schami

Rafik Schami 1946-

Rafik Schami écrivain allemand

Rafik Schami escriptor alemany

Rafik Schami escritor alemán

Rafik Schami escrivan alemand

Rafik Schami sira-germana verkisto

Rafik Schami Syrian writer

Rafik Schami Syrisch schrijver

Rafik Schami szír–német író, vegyész

Rafik Schami tysk författare

Rafik Schami tysk skribent

Rafīq Šāmī

Šámí, Rafíg, 1946-

Šami, Rafik 1946-

Šāmī, Rafīq 1946-

Sami, Raphik 1946-

Schami, Rafik

Schami, Rafiq

Shami, Lafeike 1946-

Shami, Rafiḳ 1946-

Shami, Rafiku 1946-

Shami, Rafiq, 1946-

Shami, Rafuka 1946-

Shiyami, Rafuiku 1946-

Suhail Fāḍil

Рафик Шами сирийско-немски писател

Шами, Рафик

רפיק שאמי סופר גרמני

שאמי, רפיק 1946-

שאמי, רפיק 6491־

رفيق شامي

رفيق شامي كاتب ألماني

رفیق شامی نویسنده آلمانی

سهيل فاضل

شامي، رفيق، 1946-

فاضل، سهيل

இறபீக் சாமி

샤미, 라피크 1946-

샤미, 라픽 1946-

シャミ, ラフィク

シャミ, ラフィク 1946-


ラフィク・シャミ 1946-

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