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My father's paradise : a son's search for his family's past

Author: Ariel Sabar
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009. ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted storytellers and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona  Read more...
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Sabar, Ariel.
My father's paradise.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009, [2008]
(OCoLC)303099583
Named Person: Yona Sabar; Ariel Sabar; Ariel Sabar; Yona Sabar
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Sabar
ISBN: 9781565129962 1565129962
OCLC Number: 843943217
Notes: Includes Reader's guide and other special features.
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 344 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Zakho --
1. What's in a name --
2. An Island in a river --
3. A Book with shining pages --
4. Rotten core --
5. A Surprise --
6. The Dyer's son --
7. Little thumb girl --
8. A Woman's purpose --
9. A Prayer to the Prophet --
10. No wasted steps --
11. Lost in the land of Assyria --
12. Speaking with angels --
13. Arabs before Jews --
14. Plus and minus --
15. The Mountains are our only friends --
16. Freezing in Baghdad --
17. Hanging --
18. Let the Hajji speak --
19. Can't help this time --
20. To hell with books --
21. Let my people go --
22. A Suitable level of civilization --
23. God will provide --
24. Iraqi stamps --
Israel --
25. Kissing the ground --
26. Where are the Jewish synagogues? --
27. Herzl's beard --
28. Ana Kurdi --
29. Some of the best in Zakho --
30. John Savage --
31. Sleepwalking out windows --
32. The Brotherhood of man --
33. Gold --
Aramaic --
34. Lishana Deni --
35. Cleft sentences --
36. It's all God's world --
37. Hets and 'Ayins --
38. Abandoning the fountainhead --
39. Exiled and redeemed --
40. Systematic description of a living dialect --
41. Getting lost --
Yale --
42. Aramaic for dirges --
43. To a deep well --
44. Missions --
45. A Memorial candle --
46. Are they kings? --
47. Some enchanted place --
Father and son --
48. Speechless --
49. Hollywood on the Habur --
50. Coming of the Messiah --
51. Covenants --
The Return --
52. River keeps flowing --
53. Time travel --
54. Habur --
55. Kiss the eyes of your sons --
56. Turkish delights or Jordan almonds --
57. Heaven sent --
58. Chasing phantoms --
59. A Disaster, God forbid --
60. Kind of a problem --
61. Breakdown --
62. "The Girl. the Jew, is alive" --
63. Convenient truths --
Conclusion --
64. Paradise lost --
65. Ice-blended mocha --
66. Saba's music.
Responsibility: Ariel Sabar.
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