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Author: Ibrāhīm ʻAbd al-Majīd; Farouk Abdel Wahab
Publisher: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, [2005], ©1997.
Series: Modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Portraying the shallowness of the petrodollar culture and the price one pays for quick money, this prize-winning book describes the protagonist's experiences and those of migrant workers and professionals in one of the Gulf states. It also describes their interaction with the oil-rich country's local elite and with agents of western businesses.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ibrāhīm ʻAbd al-Majīd; Farouk Abdel Wahab
ISBN: 9774249585 9789774249587
OCLC Number: 64702511
Notes: Publication date from flap of back cover.
Awards: Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.
Description: 332 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Modern Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Baldah al-ukhrá.
Responsibility: Ibrahim Abdel Meguid ; translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab.

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