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The bamboo stalk

Author: Saʻūd Sanʻūsī; Jonathan Wright
Publisher: Doha, Qatar : Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure, and sends her back home with her baby son, Jose.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saʻūd Sanʻūsī; Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 9927101775 9789927101779 9789927118036 9927118031 9789927101793 9927101791
OCLC Number: 890435699
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: "First published in Arabic in 2012 by Arab Scientific Publishers, Inc."--Title page verso.
Description: 377 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Sajīn al-marāyā.
Responsibility: Saud Alsanousi ; translated by Jonathan Wright.

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Ambitious, cultivated and brave Financial Times Alsanousi is a voice of conscience -- Boyd Tonkin The Independent I was captivated from the first chapter. We need such literature. Alsanousi is an Read more...

 
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