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Oranges in the sun : short stories from the Arabian Gulf

Author: Deborah S Akers; Abū Bakr Aḥmad Bāqādir
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stories in Oranges in the Sun capture a distinctly unique vision of the world, embodying the range of emotional and material concerns of the peoples of the Arab Gulf region. Drawn from the increasingly rich literatures of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, the stories also reflect the development of the short-story genre in the region. The introduction to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oranges in the sun.
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, c2008
(OCoLC)654268253
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah S Akers; Abū Bakr Aḥmad Bāqādir
ISBN: 9780894108938 089410893X 9780894108693 0894108697
OCLC Number: 147988490
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: xii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
The short story in the Arabian Gulf region : origins and development / Deborah S. Akers --
Saudi Arabia. Auntie Kadrajan / Ahmad al-Sibaʻi ; Suq al-Nada / Zahra S. al-Muʻbi ; The jewelry box / Badriyah al-Bashar ; The impossible / Najat Khayyat ; I was betrayed with a single golden pound / Munirah A. al-Ghadir ; Knowing his secret / Sharifah al-Shamlan ; The shelter / Ibrahim Nassir al-Humaydan ; An encounter / ʻAbd Allah Husayn ; Bloodstains on the wall / Ahmad Bogary ; The silver polisher / ʻAbd Allah Bakhshawayn ; Reaching you through the letter carrier / ʻAbd al-ʻAziz MIshri --
Yemen. The corn seller / Zayd Muti' Dammaj ; Trilling cries of joy / ʻAli ʻAwad Badib ; A parting shot / Muhammad O. Bahah ; Sanaa does not know me / Muhammad al-Gharbi ʻUmran ; The veiled one / Zayd Salih al-Faqih ; To return by foot / Wajdi al-Ahdal ; The nightmare / Hamadan Dammaj ; Bus #99 / Yassir ʻAbd al-Bagi --
Oman. Oranges in the sun / Yahya bin Salam al-Mundhri ; A crisis at sea / ʻAli Muhammad Rashid ; A voice from the earth / Ahmad Bilal ; Ghomran's oil field / Suʻad al-ʻArimi ; Sounds of the sea / Saud Bulushi ; The disaster / Muhammad ibn Sayf Rahabi ; The white dog / Sulayman al-Maʻmami --
United Arab Emirates. The plight / ʻAbd al-Hamid Ahmad ; An idyllic world / Muhammad al-Murr ; Surprise at the airport / Asma' al-Zarʻuni ; A bouquet of jasmine / ʻAbd al-Ilah ʻAbd al-Qadir --
Bahrain. That winter / Muhammad Abd al-Malik ; Al-Assadiah / Hasan ʻIsa al-Mahrus ; The dogs / ʻAbd Allah Khalifah ; The siege / ʻAbd al-Qadir ʻAqil --
Qatar. Layla / Widad ʻAbd al-Latif al-Kawari ; A night of sorrow / Kulthum Jabr ; The storyteller / Hasan Rashid ; A woman / Huda al-Nuʻaymi ; The checkpoint / Muhsin al-Hajiri ; The prize / Jamal Faiz ; The alley / Nasir al-Hallabi --
Kuwait. The homeland is far away, the roads are many / Layla al-Uthman ; The ID card / Layla al-Uthman ; Hunger / Muna al-Shafiʻi ; The age of pain / Muna al-Shafiʻi ; The return of a captive / Hamad al-Hammad ; New wrinkles / Badr Abu Raqabah ; Guns and jasmine / Layla Muhammad Salih ; Bashrawi / Talib al-Rifai.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Deborah S. Akers, Abubaker A. Bagader.
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Already widely known in the Gulf region, the stories in 'Oranges in the Sun' are now available in English. Tales of love and hope, bereavement and acceptance, wonder and dismay reflect the new  Read more...

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