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Bakr, Salwá

Overview
Works: 76 works in 180 publications in 3 languages and 1,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Short stories, Arabic 
Roles: Contributor
Classifications: PJ7816.A466, 892.736
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Salwá Bakr
The golden chariot by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From her cell in a women's prison, Aziza decides to create a golden chariot to take her to heaven, where her wishes and dreams can be fulfilled. As she muses on who to take with her, she tells the life stories of her fellow prisoners and decides in her heart which ones deserve a free ride to paradise. Aziza's cruelly frank comments about her friends and their various crimes-including murder, theft, and drug-dealing-weave these tales together into a contemporary Arabian Nights. Salwa Bakr takes a wry and cynical look at how women from widely differing backgrounds, some innocent and some guilty, come together in a single prison ward. Salwa Bakr's writing depicts life at the grassroots of Egypt's culture, admiring its resilience in the face of poverty and inequality. With a strong distrust of imported kitsch, western consumerism is contrasted with the indigenous culture. In The Golden Chariot, Salwa Bakr opens a magical door, through which we are able to see the injustices of a society in transition. Beyond these stories of crime, we glimpse the yearning and longing for a better life, and the problems of not being able to realize these dreams by honest means."--Publisher's description
The man from Bashmour by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Egypt in the ninth century AD: an Arab, Muslim ruling class governs a country of mostly Coptic-speaking Christians. After an exorbitant land tax imposed by the caliph's governors sparks a peasant revolt, Bedeir is dispatched to the marshlands of the Nile Delta as an escort for a church-appointed emissary whose mission is to persuade the rebels to lay down their arms. But he is soon caught up in a swirl of events and concerns that alter the course of his life irrevocably, setting him on a path he could never have foreseen. The events that befall him and the insights he gains from them bring about a gradual but inexorable personal transformation, through which his eyes are opened to the fundamental commonalities - practical, spiritual, and existential - that bind Muslims and Copts, and he emerges as an emissary of a new sort."--BOOK JACKET
Such a beautiful voice is Sayeda's ; and, Karima's city : two one-act plays by Yussef El Guindi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Waṣf al-bulbul by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman. En enke trodser alle samfundsnormer og forelsker sig i en ung mand på alder med hendes egen søn
al-Bashmūrī : riwāyah riwāyāt by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern Arabic novel
al-ʻArabah al-dhahabīyah lā taṣʻad ilá al-samāʼ : riwāyah by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Maqām ʻAṭīyah : riwāyah wa-qiṣaṣ qaṣīrah by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Such a beautiful voice by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bakr writes about the relationships between men and women. She rejects the basic assumptions that are put forward as natural and offers an alternative, protean image of social and gender relations that contribute to the dismantling of conventional values and structures
Shuʻūr al-aslāf : [qiṣaṣ] by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories
Layl wa-nahār by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel by a woman author
Kūkū sūdān kibāshī : riwāyah by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Arānib, wa-qiṣaṣ ukhrá by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Arabic and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ʻAjīn al-fallāḥah : qiṣaṣ qaṣīrah by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Arabic and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Īqāʻāt mutaʻākisah : qiṣaṣ by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in Arabic and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zīnāt fī janāzat al-Raʼīs by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admātyūs al-Almāsī : riwāyah by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Atijas Schrein : Roman aus Ägypten by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Ägypten ; Frau - Islam
Sawāqī al-waqt by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Min khabar al-hanāʼ wa-al-shifāʼ : majmūʻah qiṣaṣīyah by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories
Der goldene Wagen fährt nicht zum Himmel : Roman aus Ägypten by Salwá Bakr ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bakr, Salwā
Bakr, Salwa, 1949-
Salwá Bakr.
Salwá Bakr, 1949-
بكر، سلو
بكر، سلوى
بكر, سلوى, 1949-....
سلوى بكر
صلوى بكر
Languages
Arabic (78)
English (29)
German (3)
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